New Keep Watch presenter for Geraldton

16 June 2021
Royal Life Saving WA Keep Watch Ambassador Kylie Parker has recently become a presenter for the Keep Watch team, working in her hometown of Geraldton.

The Keep Watch program aims to prevent drowning deaths of children under five years of age, with presentations delivered to community groups by a team of presenters in various locations around the state. Kylie recently joined the team and will be delivering these important presentations within the Geraldton area.

Kylie tragically lost her three-year-old son Jake to drowning in a back yard pool in 2019. She has since been passionately spreading the word about the importance of drowning prevention and learning CPR skills, particularly within the local Geraldton community.

In 2020, Kylie partnered with local Royal Life Saving WA first aid trainer Dionne Adams to run Heart Beat Club courses for parents in the community. Kylie says educating parents about drowning prevention is her way of honouring Jake’s life.

When the opportunity arose for a new Keep Watch presenter in town (our previous local presenter has moved on), Kylie jumped at the chance to share her story and important water safety information with new parents, advising parents and carers about how to keep children safe when in and around water.

Keep Watch presentation setupKylie made her Keep Watch presenter debut this month, with two successful presentations under her belt so far. On Wednesday 9th June she attended a parent group at St John of God Hospital Geraldton, and on Tuesday 15th June she visited the SNUGGLES Geraldton Mothers Group to deliver water safety and first aid information to new parents.

We are excited to have Kylie on the team and look forward to seeing more of her work with Geraldton parents in spreading this important message.

Read Kylie’s personal story here, and learn more about the Keep Watch program at the link below.
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