North Shore Leisure lifeguards have aced the regional pool lifeguard championships, taking out the coveted regional title, for the third year in a row.
At the Auckland Regional Pool Lifeguard Competition, held at North Shore Leisure Glenfield on Friday 8 July, the North Shore Leisure won the Auckland Regional Pool Lifeguard Award.
Kay Lawry, Manager North Shore Leisure, applauds her team’s efforts and emphasises the importance of this competition.
“It was fantastic to host the competition at North Shore Leisure, Glenfield,” she says. “This event reinforces the professionalism and dedication that is required to become an outstanding pool lifeguard.
“It also reflects the high standard of competency that we demand in these popular community recreation facilities.”
The competition brings together some of Auckland’s best pool lifeguards, giving them the opportunity to compete in teams, with the goal of taking out the Auckland Regional Pool Lifeguard Award and possibly secure a place in the Auckland representative team. This team will go on to represent the Auckland region in the National Pool Lifeguard Championships to be held in Wellington on 17 August.
Teams competing in this year’s event included North Shore Leisure, The Leisure Centre (Stanmore Bay), Manukau Leisure and CLM (Community Leisure Management). Each race tested the skill and experience of lifeguards in the areas of rescue techniques and response to pool rescue incidents. The competition closed with a quiz, testing lifeguarding industry knowledge and topics such as water quality testing criteria.
The five lifeguards selected to represent the Auckland region in the National Pool Lifeguard Competition in Wellington in August are: Chris Beaumont and Craig Hustler (North Shore Leisure), Casey Coyle (Community Leisure Management), Ngereteina (Sean) Teaukura (Manukau Leisure) and Simon Mittermeier (The Leisure Centre).