The Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) competition provides the opportunity for members to demonstrate in a competitive manner some traditional rescue and resuscitation techniques used in Surf Life Saving.
Although the reel, line and belt have been replaced in our beach patrols in recent times, the event continues to provide a valuable contribution to teamwork, patient care and handling, resuscitation skills, and surf awareness.
Rescue and Resuscitation was one of the first competition events conduction by The Surf Life Saving Association and has been conducted at every Australian titles. It was used as a method of honing lifesaver's skills in the event of a rescue and ensuing resuscitation of a patient.
The event is a mock rescue with a beltman swimming out to rescue a patient with his team mates paying out line and hauling them back to sure. These same team members then assess the patient and carry out simulated resuscitation of the patient. All these activities are assessed by judges who deduct points for incorrect technique or mistakes. The Open 6 Person event was known ( and still is) as the " Premiership" event due to it's early significance and was the most sort after Gold medal at Aussies for many years.
Training for R&R starts in early October with the younger teams and newer competitors beginning first. The more experienced tams will begin in late November/early December. Most teams will train on Sunday mornings with training times arranged around nipper and patrol obligations.
There are a number of events. Mixed events include U11 to U15 2 person, U15, U17, U19 and Open 5 person and 6 person Open. There is also Open 5 person Male event and Open 5 person Female event.
Coogee SLSC is the premier R & R club with consistent multiple Branch, State and Aussies wins throughout the years.
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