Talent Pool heads to Broome

28 September 2019

Talent Pool participants practising spinal management skills in the pool at BroomeRoyal Life Saving WA’s Talent Pool program took to Broome last week, with a group of locals completing training in first aid and aquatic rescue. The program was run by Royal Life Saving Australia President Cameron Eglington, and supported by Lotterywest, and was aimed at ensuring trainers are available in the north of our state to continue teaching these vital skills in local communities. 

The training took place over three days including CPR for babies, youngsters and adults, along with a sessions in the water for reach, wade and accompanied rescues as part of Bronze Star work on day one. Day two saw the trainees begin their Bronze Medallion training, with CPR scenarios, in water rescues, spinals and theory work.

The third day was completed at Broome’s iconic Cable Beach with risk assessments, swim and search skills, spinals and open water rescue skills taught.

Mr Eglington says it was an amazing three days. “With 37 degrees, a busy swimming pool and excellent beach conditions at Cable Beach it was an ideal time for the trainees to learn these important skills. Ten new trainers have now completed dry, reach and wade rescues, CPR, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Heart Beat Club and Aquatic Trainers tickets. They were an excellent and very talented group who were positive and enthusiastic across the three days.”

Royal Life Saving WA looks forward to seeing these newly qualified trainees make their mark in sharing these vital water safety and first aid skills, and ensuring this training is available in areas of our state where people have been at risk of missing out due to a lack of qualified locals in the region.

You can find out more about our Talent Pool program and its work in regional areas of WA at the link below.

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