June 2013 will see the CIMSPA and IQL Lifeguard Triathlon. The 3 key elements of the competition (swim, theory and CPR) are based around key areas of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and combine to give a total score out of 100.

The competition assessments take place at your facility and by your own Trainer Assessors at any time during the month of the competition. Hundreds of lifeguards from across the UK take part each year.

Trophies are awarded to the overall Male, Female and Facility winners. Plus, there’s the

“LT100” – a year-round website listing of the top 50 male and top 50 female lifeguards in the contest – a real target for your lifeguards to both get onto and then improve their position in subsequent years.

We highly recommend that you reward your own facility/ organisation winners and take the opportunity to generate positive press coverage of the lengths that you go to in providing high standards of safety and supervision within your pools.

If you are interested in taking part then application forms and further information about the competition can be found on CIMSPA’s website.

Deadline for applications is 1 June 2013.