Trainer awarded for almost two decades of service

28 October 2021

Royal Life Saving WA has a dedicated team of more than 400 community trainers across our state who are vital to our work as we aim to ensure all Western Australians have an opportunity to learn swimming and lifesaving skills. Without these trainers, especially those who work in regional and remote parts of our state, large parts of our community would be at risk of having no-one trained to assist in life and death situations!

We’re pleased to be able to honour many of these trainers each year for their invaluable work through our Honours and Awards system. One of those to be recognised recently is Carrie Selten. Carrie first obtained her Pool Lifeguard Certificate back in 2000. She then earned her Bronze Examiner certificate in 2003 and since then has been teaching Royal Life Saving aquatic rescue programs such as Bronze Medallion and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools. In 2016 she added another string to her bow, becoming a Pool Lifeguard Trainer.

Carrie has a strong background in Sport and Recreation, having worked in the Aquatic industry for almost 20 years. She currently lives and works in Broome, teaching vocational training at the North Regional TAFE. We’re pleased to have recently been able to recognise her 18 years of service to the Broome Community by awarding her with a WA Meritorious Service Order, which she received from fellow Royal Life Saving Community Trainer Leanne Coverley-Brandis during a recent training visit to Broome.

We thank Carrie for her amazing work and look forward to seeing her continue to enable people in regional WA to learn these vital skills.

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