Pool Rescue
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Pool Rescue has finished for the 2023 season. The programme runs from June - October each year.

Please note:

  • Pāpāmoa Surf Life Saving Club’s annual membership runs from June to June each year, therefore if you sign up for the Pool Rescue Programme you will need to pay your annual membership at that time.

  • Juniors and Senior/ Masters lifeguards, please register online. Senior/ Masters non-lifeguards, please email Coach Jack Bullock oceans@papamoalifeguards.co.nz, and he will add you to our system for pool rescue only.

  • Seniors/ Masters lifeguards, when signing up, please ensure you change the season from "Junior Surf 2023/2024 Season" to "Lifeguard 2023/2024 Season".
2023 WINTER SEASON
11th June - 1st October 2023

Our Pool Rescue Programme is for all members aged 10 years and above as of 30th September 2023 - Junior Surf and Junior Surf parents, Ocean Athletes, Seniors and Masters.

Building lifesaving skills and confidence in the water is not limited to the ocean. As the ocean gets colder, we jump in the pool!

Our Pool Rescue Programme is a skills-based programme that prepares our club members to compete in the Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Pool Rescue Championship and regional events. All of which are hosted over the winter while the ocean is too cold to race in. In Pool Rescue, athletes learn various skills that include tube rescues, object recovery, underwater swimming, swimming with obstacles and fins. With these skills, athletes can race in an environment similar to competitive swimming but with an alternative set of races that utilise the skills listed above in individual and team formats. These skill-based sessions should be complemented by participation in an external swim programme to best prepare athletes for Pool Rescue competitions.

CRITERIA
  • Participants must have a competent base level of swimming ability.
  • A 200m badge is recommended but not required.
  • This programme should be complimented by an external swim programme such as squad swimming at a local swim club.
  • Seniors and Masters do not have to be a lifeguard to take part in the Pool Rescue Programme.
  • Participants must be a current member of Pāpāmoa Surf LIfe Saving Club.
COSTS
  • Programme Fee = $95 (Juniors & Seniors), $50 (Masters)
  • Club Racing Swim Cap = $20
  • Competition Entry Fees = $50-$100
  • Pool Entry (Baywave only) = see Baywave website for costs (concession cards available)
  • Club Membership Fee = $65 (all participants must be a paid member of PSLSC)
GEAR REQUIREMENTS
  • Togs
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Club cap for competitions
2023 EVENTS

Pool Rescue participants can compete in local and regional events throughout winter with the goal of attending the National Pool Rescue Championships at the end of the season.

BOP Pool Rescue Day
When: 9th July 2023
Where: Baywave
An early season local pool rescue event with an emphasis on mixed relays, individual events and having a go!

Mock Racing Day
When: 5th August 2023
Where: Rotorua Aquatic Centre
Jump in our closest 50m pool to try each individual race in a training environment before race day.

Eastern Region Pool Rescue Championships
When: 26th - 27th August 2023
Where: Kiwa Pool, Gisborne
A small regional event which encourages all abilities to experience racing in the lead up to Nationals.

National Pool Rescue Chamionships
When: 29th September - 1st October
Where: National Aquatic Centre, Auckland
Race your fellow surf lifesaving peers in an inclusive environment for the title of best in the country. No qualifying times are required, all abilities welcome. 

JUNIORS TIMETABLE

Click on the image (left) to view the season timetable - this can be printed.

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SENIORS TIMETABLE

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MASTERS TIMETABLE

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