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Royal Life Saving celebrates 125 years of Aussie service This year marks 125 years of service by the Royal Life Saving Society in Australia. To celebrate the occasion, a black-tie ball was held at Dockside in Brisbane in April. Royal Life Saving Queensland president, Les Mole says the Queensland board was pleased to host such a memorable occasion. “The focus of the evening was to highlight the exemplary efforts of our army of volunteers who are as committed today as they were back in 1894,” he says. “Although innovation over time has changed some of the technical aspects of rescue and resuscitation, the general principles of saving a person’s life still remain relevant today.” The Royal Life Saving Society in Australia remains affiliated to the founding organisation in England, and still has official recognition by Royal Charter. Commissioner Katarina Carroll attended the function. Commissioner Carroll was recently named as

Queensland’s first female police commissioner in the 155-year history of the state’s police service. Carroll says that “keeping our wonderful state safe” is a priority of the police service, and Mole says the society looks forward to working with the

commissioner to ensure the drowning toll is reduced. Several RLSS members received honours on the night, and a bravery award was presented to Ayden Driscoll for saving his brother from drowning in a lake.

(Left to Right) Paul Barry, executive director Royal Life Saving Qld, Cameron Eglington, president Royal Life Saving Society Australia, Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, and Les Mole, president Royal Life Saving Queensland

Construction

World’s deepest pool to open in Poland A 45m-deep swimming pool is being built near Warsaw, Poland and is due to be open to the public this year. The DeepSpot dive training and underwater experience pool will be the deepest in the world and will have a capacity of 8000 cubic metres of water. It will be located in Mszczonow, Poland, about 40km south-west of Warsaw. It will be open to all levels of swimmers, including beginners, athletes and professional divers. Also, it will be open to “viewers only” due to an underwater tunnel that takes spectators past the divers; and there will be conference rooms, training facilities and even hotel rooms with underwater views. The current reigning deepest pool in the world is the 42m deep Italian Deep Joy diving pool. Next year Blue Abyss, a 50m British pool, is expected to take the record as world’s deepest pool. Contact: flyspot.com/en/deepspot/ 54 SPLASH! June/July 2019

The pool will eclipse the current world’s deepest pool by three metres It will be open to all levels of swimmers, including beginners, athletes, professional divers and even spectators. Images: Facebook/@deepspotpoland

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SPLASH June-July 2019  

SPLASH! is the leading trade publication for the Australasian “wet industry”, incorporating the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries....

SPLASH June-July 2019  

SPLASH! is the leading trade publication for the Australasian “wet industry”, incorporating the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries....