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R&R is a competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient from the surf using the traditional belt and reel. It combines swimming, resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria.

There are three different forms of the event –

  • 2 person (mixed sexes U10 - U13 )
  • 5 person (mixed for ages U12 –U14, U15, U17, U19 & Open Mixed), Open Women & Open Men
  • 6 person (Open Mixed).

Competitors are required to perform different roles depending on their position within the team. Participation in the event requires swimmers to have moderate to strong swimming ability while non-swimmers need to have moderate fitness levels. Competitors in the 2 person and 5 person events (U12 – U15s) are not required to swim.