Wynactive teams excel at life saving challenge
WynActive lifeguard teams from AquaPulse and Werribee Outdoor Pool filled two of the top four overall positions in the 2022 Life Saving Victoria (LSV) Pool Lifeguard challenge held on Friday 3 December.
The LSV Pool Lifeguard Challenge is an annual competition that invites aquatic facilities across Victoria to enter teams of four lifeguards to compete against each other in a range of scenarios, relays and a theory component, with the overall winner crowned as Victoria’s best lifeguard team.
The event was limited to a maximum of 24 teams with WynActive entering a team from its two managed aquatic facilities.
Both local teams excelled across the day, with the AquaPulse team of Caitlin McGraw, Victoria Setiawan, Sophia Potter and Emily Slee (the girls team) placed first after the wet-and-dry scenarios and finishing the challenge in second place overall.
The Werribee Outdoor Pool team of George Vamvakas, Harrison Garrett, Marcus Colla and Corey Sammut dominated the CPR component, finishing first with 98 per cent effectiveness and second in the wet-and-dry scenarios. The boys team finished in fourth place overall.
WynActive General Manager of Aquatic Facilities, Barry Harrison, said that the result confirmed the commitment to excellence present across the aquatic staff team.
“As an organisation we could not be prouder of the dedication that our young staff team members show towards maintaining the highest of standards in safety. The results of the Pool Lifeguard Challenge underline that ongoing commitment and I congratulate both teams on their efforts,” he said.
“Of course, the big winners are our members and those who use our aquatic facilities. They can be certain that while they are at WynActive pools their safety and that of their friends and families is the number one priority of staff.”
The LSV Pool Lifeguard Challenge was limited to certified lifeguards that met a strict standard of competence and were working in the role of a lifeguard on a regular basis. The event was held at the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre and the overall winner was Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre.