The Australian Pool and Ocean Lifeguard Association Incorporated (APOLA) is a not-for-profit Association that promotes water safety and best practice supervision and management of accessible aquatic environments.  It delivers training for lifeguards, coaches, teachers, students and others involved in aquatic activity and water safety supervision through a structured awards system.  The Association also promotes water safety through numerous community education initiatives and programs such as FLOAT TO SURVIVE and is an advocate for minimising the risk of drowning in and around water.