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Pool Rescue

Pool Rescue events are conducted in a swimming pool. Events include:

Contact: Adam Luscombe - adam.luscombe@ymca.org.au

Line Throw - a timed event where the competitor throws an unweighted line to a team member in the pool and then pulls him/her 12metres back to the poolside.

The Simulated Emergency Response Competition - this event involves teams of four lifesavers reacting to a simulated emergency scenario within a two minute time limit. Teams receive points based on their performance in the scenario.

50metre Manikin - a competitor swims freestyle for 25mertres then dives to recover a submerged manikin and then carries it to the finish edge of the pool.

100metre Manikin Carry - a competitor swims 50metres freestyle wearing swim fins to recover a submerged manikin located at the 50metre mark. The manikin is then carried back to the pool edge to finish.

4x50metre Medley Relay - a team event involving four legs; 50metre freestyle without fins, 50metre freestyle with fins, 50metre freestyle towing a rescue tube without fins and then 50metre freestyle with fins towing a team member to the finish edge of the pool.

4x25metre Manikin Relay - relay of four competitors each swimming 25metres while carrying a manikin.

200metre Super Lifesaver - a competitor swims 75metres freestyle to recover a submerged manikin, and then continues carrying the manikin to the turning edge. The manikin is released, fins are put on and the competitor tows a rescue tube 50metres. At the pool turning edge, the rescue tube is placed around a floating manikin which is towed to the finish end of the pool.

100metre Rescue Medley - this event involves swimming 50metres in freestyle, turning and swimming underwater (20metres for men and 15metres for women) to a submerged manikin. After recovering the manikin it is carried to the finish edge of the pool.

200metre Obstacle Swim - this event consist of swimming freestyle a total of 200mentres passing under eight immersed obstacles.

100metre Obstacle relay - this event consists of swimming freestyle 100metres passing under four immersed obstacles.

4x50metre Obstacle - a team event of four competitors swimming 50metres freestyle each, passing under two immersed obstacles.

100metre Manikin Tow - a competitor swims 50metres freestyle with fins towing a rescue tube. At the tuning edge of the pool the rescue tube is placed around a floating manikin and is towed back 50metres to the finish line.

100metre Manikin Carry - after a 50meters freestyle swim with fins, competitors dive to recover a submerged manikin and swim back to the finish carrying the manikin

For all rules and regulations click here for ILS manual.