Bronze skills and new Aquatic Trainer for Kalgoorlie

7 April 2021
A recent Bronze Medallion course in Kalgoorlie has added a new group of lifesavers to the Goldfields population as well as producing a new Aquatic Trainer for the town!

RLSSWA Trainer Gayle Cruden demonstrating recovery position with bronze medallion studentsThe two-day Bronze Medallion course was held at Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre over the weekend of 20-21 March. The Bronze Medallion is the international benchmark for lifesaving, covering general water safety, survival skills, water rescues and resuscitation.

The course was delivered by Royal Life Saving WA Aquatic Trainer Gayle Cruden, who had travelled to Kalgoorlie and Kambalda to run Bronze Rescue and water safety activities as part of a program sponsored by Principal Community Partner BHP.

new aquatic trainer Kelly DaveyAssisting Gayle in presenting the course was Kalgoorlie-based swimming instructor Kelly Davey, who needed to co-present a course as part of becoming an Aquatic Trainer herself.

Royal Life Saving WA’s Community Trainer Coordinator Francesca Amoroso said she arranged for Kelly to attend the course while Gayle was in town to enable her to obtain her Aquatic Trainer certificate. “Kelly works as a swimming instructor for the Department of Education and wanted to further her skills and become an aquatic trainer, so we took the opportunity whilst Gayle was there to sign her off,” said Francesca.

Having already obtained her Bronze Medallion through Royal Life Saving WA, Kelly can now teach Bronze Medallion and Resuscitation courses and share her valuable lifesaving skills and knowledge with others.

high school students learning CPR at a bronze medallion course“The course went well, I look forward to being able to teach more in the future,” said Kelly. “The kids seemed really happy. They all did amazing! I had taught many of them through VacSwim and In-Term swimming previously, they are very capable swimmers and good with the theory.”

Gayle said the students were really engaged with the training, and she was impressed with the facilities and staff at Goldfields Oasis. “The space was great, and staff were very helpful,” she said.

If you are interested in becoming a Royal Life Saving Aquatic and Resuscitation Trainer, learn more at the link below.
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