Toasting the holidays and accomplishments with Community Trainers

3 January 2020

Community Trainers met at The Lookout at Scarborough Beach in December to toast the holidays as well as their accomplishments for the year. Volunteers are a vital part of our industry and we really appreciate their efforts and dedication in getting our message out in the community. Over the past year our community trainers have volunteered over 388 hours of their time. 

Community trainer award

Events for the trainers are held throughout the year that range from professional development to recognition. Among them was a pool workshop, our first Heart Beat Club open day and an event at the Raffles. 

In addition to getting to know each other better this event allowed Royal Life Saving WA the opportunity to acknowledge the important contribution our trainers make in the community by promoting and delivering valuable lifesaving skills.

Community trainer award

The following trainers were recognised for their efforts:

Kerrin Coon joined the Royal Life Saving WA team in 2017 when she became an Aquatic, First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Trainer. In the last 12 months she has delivered more than 100 courses such as Aquatic Rescue for group 3 pools, Bronze Medallions, Provide first aid, Pool Life guard courses. She was awarded with the Royal Life Saving WA Certificate of Thanks.

Robyn Taylor became a First Aid Trainer in 2004. Since then she’s been very proactive with her training delivering Heat Beat Club, Children First Aid, Provide first Aid and Advanced Resuscitation courses.  In the past three years she has taught more than 150 courses which is more than 1,200 hours of training and over 1000 participants. She managed to do this amidst her busy travel schedule. We presented her with the Western Australia Meritorious Service.

Community trainer award

Marianne Riley obtained her first Bronze Medallion award in 2001 and became an Aquatic Trainer in 2011, delivering Bronze Medallion and Resuscitation courses in the metro area. She is also an Education Department trainer delivering the Vacswim program since 2012. Marianne was awarded the Royal Life Saving Associate Member for her ongoing commitment and hard work. 

Congratulations to our four award recipients and thank you to everyone for the great work throughout the year!

If you are interested in becoming a community trainer click on the link below for more information. 

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