Hedland women begin Swim Teacher journey

29 June 2021

Four trainees in the water listening to their trainer standing by the poolWith swim instructors in short supply across Western Australia, Royal Life Saving WA is working to ensure our new Swim Teacher course is available to as many participants as possible right around the state. The Swim Teacher by Royal Life Saving course equips students with the skills, knowledge, and qualifications to plan, deliver and assess vocational and non-vocational training swimming courses.

We recently sent Perth based trainer Nicole Durrant to Port Hedland in early June, to conduct the first sessions of this new course for the Hedland community. The course was held at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre and Lotteries House with four local women taking the plunge and gaining their qualification to become swimming instructors.Woman wearing a lifejacket floating in the pool

Nicole, who has been a trainer with Royal Life Saving WA for nine years and teaches hundreds of children to Swim & Survive each year, spent the weekend of 5th and 6th June teaching these ladies the skills and underpinning knowledge to be job ready.

Royal Life Saving Pilbara Development Officer Lauren Thompson says all the participants are keen to put their new skills into practice! “Everyone enjoyed the course and felt confident that the learning materials prepared them well for their first practical placement lesson in the water, with students.”

We look forward to seeing these ladies begin their journey as Swim Teachers in the Hedland and surrounding communities, helping us to ensure that children right across regional WA have access to learn vital swimming and water safety skills! If you’d also like to join the journey of becoming a swim teacher, click the link below to find out more about this fun, practical course which is available in metro and regional areas!Women floating face down in the pool holding a pool noodle

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