New wave of swim teacher talent identified in Hedland

11 May 2022

A new wave of local talented swim teachers has been identified from Hedland Senior High School, with five students from the school completing a two-day Swim Teacher course over the weekend. 

Hedland Talent Pool Swim Teacher course participantsAs part of Royal Life Saving WA’s Talent Pool program, Faith Joseph, Bethany Denny, Piper Murdoch, Regan Hulse and Paige Hill are now on their way to becoming accredited swimming teachers. After acquiring a minimum of 20 hours work experience and be signed off by the local swim school, these young Hedland women will soon be taking on roles as qualified staff supporting the roster of local swim teachers. 

These young women have been excelling as community members as outstanding long-term members of the Talent Pool squad in Hedland. The girls also supported the delivery of the Community Rescue Club Junior Lifeguard activities throughout 2021 under the supervision of Royal Life Saving WA Senior Manager Regional Development Tim Turner. 

Swim Teacher course participants in the poolThese opportunities have seen the young women grow to become highly confident and skilled in water activities as well as working with large groups. Over the weekend, they made great strides in their growth as aquatic experts, with Royal Life Saving WA Aquatic Trainer Dianne Crisp supporting them through her depth of industry knowledge and experience. 

Thanks to the ongoing support of our Principal Community Partner BHP, the Talent Pool Program has acted as a springboard for Aboriginal youth, supporting their training and employment in the aquatic industry. Local swimming pools such as the South Hedland Aquatic Centre provide an attractive hub to engage youth in a variety of opportunities and empower them through community roles. 

The Swim Teacher by Royal Life Saving course is one of the many training opportunities the Talent Pool program offers to young people to develop enhanced workplace skills for the aquatic industry. With qualifications in Pool Operations, Aquatic Trainer, Pool Lifeguard and more available, the program sets these young individuals up for employment success in the industry. 

With these young women on their way to being signed off as accredited Swim Teachers, we look forward to hearing about what impact they have next on the Hedland community! 

To learn more about how the Talent Pool program engages, equips and empowers young people, follow the link below.

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