APOLA is dedicated to promoting supporting, and advancing the essential work of professional wave pooland ocean lifeguards. to reduce the risk of injury and drowning at beaches and wave pool facilities through education, training and collaborative activity for safe and considered use of the beach and all aquatic environments.
It brings together highly motivated and experienced aquatic professionals to discuss, research, develop, review and teach lifeguards, wave pool operators, coastal councils and the public about best practice in aquatic management and community water safety education.
Encourages beach users to care for others and the shared physical environment which is Australia’s beautiful coastline.
Engages in ongoing consultation across all government, education and training, aquatic safety, medical and law enforcement sectors.
Develops professional working relationships with emergency, health, planning,tourism and law enforcement professionals who support lifeguard work.
Participates in numerous water safety forums at local, regional, state, national and international levels.