Family fun at Bayswater Waves

27 February 2018
We had so much fun at the Baysie Waves Fest last week! Held on Sunday, February 18, the family fun day included live music, cuddly animals, waterslides, rock climbing, pool inflatables, bouncy castles and demonstrations and giveaways from Royal Life Saving WA.
Royal Life Saving stand at Baysie Fest
“From the CPR demonstrations to the Swim & Survive giveaway bags, it was a great success,” Verity Bignell, Acting Aquatic Program Coordinator at Bayswater Waves, says. “Everyone enjoyed the lifesaving demonstration skills and it was fantastic to see so many kids participating in the CPR demonstrations and giving it a go.”

Four-year-old Lily was our star pupil on the day, performing perfect CPR on a manikin! Lily told us she loves the human body, and wants to be either a “doctor or a veterinarian when I grow up”.

Also impressing us with his CPR skills was two-year-old Aiden Ballantyne, for whom lifesaving runs in the family. His grandad, Tom Ballantyne, is an honorary life governor of Royal Life Saving WA, who’s been a coach and member at Central Aquatic Swimming and Lifesaving Club for close to 25 years. Aiden’s mum, Lisa, is also one of our Heart Beat Club trainers!
2 year old Aiden Ballantyne performs CPR
Bayswater Waves is one of our Endorsed Swim Schools and the swim-school staff facilitated free swimming assessments at the event to assist parents and guardians in selecting the correct Swim & Survive level for their child. This was complemented by Swim & Survive giveaways! It was great to be involved in this family-friendly event at Bayswater Waves, and see a whole new generation of West Aussies learning lifesaving skills.

“We really didn’t have any hiccups throughout the day and look forward to holding more events like this in the future with Royal Life Saving on board,” Verity adds.