Swan Active Junior Lifeguard Club Carnival 2021

25 November 2021
The 2021 Swan Active Junior Lifeguard Club Carnival saw some great new talent in the pool this year! Participants came together from the Junior Lifeguard Clubs at the City of Swan’s two Swan Active centres in Beechboro and Ballajura for a day of fun and friendly competition in the pool.

boys diving into pool at the 2021 Swan Active JLC CarnivalHosted at the Swan Active Beechboro centre on Sunday 31st October, 33 participants took part in modified pool lifesaving events. “Participants work on these events during their weekly Junior Lifeguard Club sessions and the carnival is a great way to showcase their skills,” says Royal Life Saving WA Endorsed Swim Schools Coordinator Amy Vearing.

boy towing a manikin at the 2021 Swan Active JLC Carnival“Events included the manikin tow, obstacle race, partner tow and the line throw relay. A fun inclusion for the carnival was a challenge activity that participants completed between events; this consisted of water safety knowledge, a scavenger hunt, and making a new friend.”

Participants had a great time and there was an air of excitement at the venue, particularly from those who had never competed at a Junior Lifeguard Club carnival before. The scores were close but Swan Active Beechboro just edged out Ballajura as the overall winners of the day.

Swan Active Swim School Customer Service Officer Amber Hill said, “It was a great turn out! There was also lots of support and cheering which was great to see.” Royal Life Saving WA provided JLC branded giveaways for each participant which were given out during the presentations. Competitors also enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch with their families at the conclusion of the event. 

participants completing a manikin tow at a junior lifeguard club carnival eventThe Junior Lifeguard Club program is an initiative of Royal Life Saving that is offered at many Endorsed Swim Schools throughout WA. The program offers a unique experience for children to further develop their swimming skills as well as learn new and challenging lifesaving skills. Trent Hotchkin, Royal Life Saving WA Senior Manager Education, says “the activities are great fun and offer new experiences for the children, but they also have a serious outcome of educating the children in essential lifesaving skills that may one day safe a life.”

Learn more about the Junior Lifeguard Club program and where to find your nearest club at the link below.
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