Conferences and Workshops

Annual National Workshop and AGM 2018

APOLA Annual National Conference will again be a single day and run as a workshop to be held Friday 4 May 2018 at Coffs Harbour NSW.
More details from APOLA Office.
Mobile: 0408 855 267
Postal Address: PO Box 6700

Bondi Annual Lifeguard Challenge Relay

Annual Lifeguard Challenge Relay is all set for BONDI NSW Saturday 11 February 2017

For over 30 years Council Lifeguard Services have been coming together on Bondi beach on the second Wednesday in February to compete in the Annual Lifeguard Challenge Relay. The event has been keenly contested over the years and the logistics of mid-week travel to Bondi on Wednesday afternoons to compete in the twilight event from 7pm has given way to the more practical Saturday afternoon timeslot.

Thanks for the registration of teams already – no need for registration of lead-up individual events.

Zoggs swimwear is the Lifeguard Challenge Relay event sponsor whereby each Lifeguard Challenge Relay member receives a pair of Preadator swim goggles, cap and costumes for participating in the Lifeguard Challenge Relay event.

Resident Lifeguard Coordinator Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins has secured a Saturday afternoon beach booking at Bondi on Saturday 11 February 2017 and both Hoppo and Ken Holloway have been successful in securing Zoggs swimwear as the Lifeguard Challenge Relay event sponsor by way of each Lifeguard Challenge Relay member receiving a pair of Preadator swim goggles, cap and costumes for the event.

The Saturday afternoon will also incorporate individual events commencing 5pm prior to the Lifeguard Challenge Relay that will commence at 6pm.  

Registration for all events will be from 4pm and Lifeguard Service Teams must register on the beach to receive their Zoggs swim goggles, cap and costumes.

Once again the Lifeguard Challenge Relay will comprise  2 x Beach Runners, 2 x Swimmers, 2 x Surfo Board paddlers and 2 x Rescue Board paddlers.

The individual lead-up races available for current lifeguards will commence at 5pm will include:

Open surf race

Open rescue board

Open lifeguard mission

Open breakers to beach

Lifeguard Challenge Relay rules and registration form available from the APOLA Office.

John Andrews

National Secretary/Treasurer


25 January 2016


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Photos from the 2014 APOLA Annual National Conference at Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort