Fun and education at Bickley Dam

25 January 2018

Royal Life Saving WA was invited along to the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp to teach the kids a whole new set of lifesaving skills.

Run as part of our inland waterway program, 22 children on the Department of Sport and Recreation’s summer camp learnt swimming and water safety skills at Bickley Dam. The “mini bronze rescue” program taught the kids how to do rope rescues, how to put a lifejacket on in the water, how to identify dangers in inland waterways, as well as essential first aid and survival swimming.
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Participants received both an updated swimming and survival skill set and a set of take-home resources to ensure they can safely enjoy inland waterways.

RLSSWA run an inland waterway program tailored for community and sporting groups that can be run at any inland waterway facility in WA. It’s aimed at promoting safe aquatic recreation, ensuring children know how to safely enjoy rivers, lakes and dams and how to help someone out if needed.

With Australian rivers claiming more than 1,000 lives due to drowning in the past 15 years, teaching these skills is vital, particularly in summer. Our inland waterway program was made possible with thanks to contributions from RLSSA & the Federal Government.

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