Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Life Saving Victoria’s report reveals the Y as leading in pool safety

Life Saving Victoria’s report reveals the Y as leading in pool safety
February 13, 2024

A recent report compiled by Life Saving Victoria for the Y on safety and compliance in the leisure and recreation industry highlights Y Victoria’s industry leading results. 

Following LSV’s latest Pool Safety Assessment (PSA), Y Victoria consistently outperformed other Victorian facilities by 11.4% in compliance and by 10% in safety in 2022-23. These figures confirm Y Victoria’s strong dedication to maintaining the highest safety and compliance standards.

Improving on already high standard, these figures represent a 2.9% and 2.8% increase on 2021-22.

The successful PSA process has allowed Y Victoria to set new safety benchmarks in the recreation and leisure industry. 

Y Victoria Executive General Manger - Recreation, Nadine Kemp notes “being recognised by Life Saving Victoria for the Y's strong results in safety standards is testament to our unwavering commitment to safety and inclusion. Across metropolitan and regional areas, our pools and aquatics are places for the community to feel safe and enjoy being active.

“The PSA is crucial for maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’re proud to consistently lead the way in achieving these results. With support from the entire industry, we can continue to provide the safest possible environment for our patrons and staff members."

Y Victoria has been working with young people and their communities since 1853, and are part of one of the longest running not-for-profit movements in the world. Their service lines include camps, children's programs, recreation centres, action sports programs, youth services and more.

For more information head to 

Related Articles

6th February 2024 - Life Saving Victoria highlights need for public vigilance following weekend water tragedies

26th January 2024 - Life Saving Victoria concerned for potential tragedies over long weekend 

23rd January 2024 - Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria reinforce need for caution around inland waterways

17th November 2023 - More facilities go through digital transformation with PerfectGym

11th April 2023 - Casey Stadium sweeps Cricket Victoria Indoor Awards

28th February 2023 - YMCA continues its connection with RecWest and the Maribyrnong community

9th June 2022 - Active Melbourne Recreation Facilities contract award to the Y and partners

7th June 2022 - YMCA Victoria looks to standardise staff collaboration with move to Avaya Cloud Office

2nd May 2022 - Bendigo Council awards Peter Krenz Centre management tender to YMCA Victoria

24th December 2023 - Life Saving Victoria advises of cyber attack

19th December 2023 - Life Saving Victoria to deliver updated Swim Teacher Training

7th September 2023 - Geelong’s Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre secures Life Saving Victoria award

6th June 2023 - Life Saving Victoria urges winter boaters and fishers to remain vigilant

23rd April 2023 - Life Saving Victoria offers sales discount on floatation devices

5th April 2023 - Life Saving Victoria calls for vigilance over Easter

21st March 2023 - VicHealth’s JumpStart! initiative supports Life Saving Victoria aquatic safety program

9th March 2023 - Life Saving Victoria issues water safety reminder for 2023 Long Weekend

6th March 2023 - Life Saving Victoria reminds beach and river-goers of accidental entry risk

20th February 2023 - Life Saving Victoria celebrates women’s contribution to lifesaving

3rd February 2023 - Life Saving Victoria warns swimmers of hidden dangers beneath the surface

31st January 2023 - Life Saving Victoria urges regular checking of defibrillators

10th January 2023 - Life Saving Victoria reiterates the importance of supervision as child drowning risk identified

31st December 2022 - Life Saving Victoria calls for vigilance over New Year long weekend

14th December 2022 - GESAC Crowned Life Saving Victoria Pool Lifeguard Champions

8th November 2022 - Life Saving Victoria acknowledges Knox Leisureworks’ achievements with Platinum Pool Award

3rd October 2022 - Life Saving Victoria urges responsible boating

25th July 2022 - Life Saving Victoria raises awareness on this World Drowning Prevention Day

11th March 2022 - Life Saving Victoria issues water safety reminder for long weekend

Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

XBODY Australia Pty Ltd

PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness



Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over two million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology


Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues


Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues


Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism



AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. Based on the Gold Coast, AlphaFit is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Australian gym equipment specifically for the commercial, strength and conditioning,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


Jonas Leisure

Jonas Software operates over 110 independently managed software brands around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business