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Christchurch Pools Gear Up for Summer

Lifeguards from the Christchurch City Council pools began preparations for another busy summer pools season with an intensive training course at the Halswell Aquatic Centre on Sunday (8 November).

More than 40 lifeguards from the Council’s Recreation and Sports facilities and outdoor summer pools took part in the annual preparation course named the Lifeguard Olympics which tests a lifeguard’s knowledge and fitness.

The training included spinal rescues and CPR, theory examinations and swimming relays to test their knowledge and fitness, with the team from Jellie Park taking top honours, beating the teams from QEII, Pioneer, Centennial and Halswell.

The ‘Olympics’ event is a great way to get everyone on the same page quickly for the new season, says Council Recreation and Sport Manager John Filsell.

“It has a strong competitive edge and offers our lifeguards a chance to showcase what they have learnt through the National Pool Lifeguard award scheme, as well as compete for the best lifeguard team across our organisation.”

The Council also provides ongoing monthly training for all pool staff.

The summer pool season officially opens on 14 November at Jellie Park, Halswell, Waltham and Lyttelton pools, with a special launch concert at Jellie Park featuring a mix of local bands and have-a-go craft activities.


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