Bronze success for Burringurrah local

11 November 2019
Well done to local Burringurrah resident Terry Riley who completed his full Bronze Medallion course last week. Terry is the grounds keeper at the Burringurrah Community Pool, which is a Remote Pool managed by Royal Life Saving WA.

The Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools project aims to work in consultation with communities to run safe and effective aquatic facilities in remote areas. Pool managers live in each community for nine months of the year, maintaining the pools and delivering community programs including lifesaving training.

Aboriginal man practising CPR on a manikinBurringurrah Pool Manager Aaron Jacobs was pleased to see the efforts of the young man in achieving his qualification. “Terry displayed his skills on Wednesday undertaking the scenario component of the Bronze. The regular young patrons took part in the scenarios, acting their parts as swimmers in difficulty with their natural performing arts abilities.”

Aaron says that Terry is now formally employed as a pool attendant, with duties similar to that of a lifeguard. “It will be great to see a local employed as a pool attendant at his remote community swimming pool, supervising his extended family around the pool.”

Terry’s success has been a great example to others, with more young locals interested in completing their Bronze Medallion in the coming months.

Find out more about the renowned Bronze Medallion course and how you can achieve it yourself at the link below!

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