Water safety on the river at Trinity Regatta

6 December 2021

Royal Life Saving WA recently supplied a lifeguard team to assist with water safety services at the Trinity College Rowing Club’s annual Trinity Bridges Regatta on the Swan River.

On the morning of Saturday 27th November, the Trinity College community came together to watch the action on a picture-perfect day. Trinity College is nestled on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth, with the regatta taking place just in front of the school.

Racing commenced at 8:30am, taking place between the Windan and Matagarup Bridges in front of Optus Stadium. Spectators were able to watch the races from along the Trinity College foreshore, on a boat or from the Matagarup Bridge itself.

Brett Silver, Director of Sport at Trinity College, engaged Royal Life Saving WA to provide a water safety team to help oversee the event. Our Workforce Solutions unit employs a team of professional lifeguards that are regularly engaged for public and private aquatic events.

Lifeguards Jake Manning and Pida Bule-Turner were tasked with providing additional supervision and water safety services at the regatta, working together from a support boat on the river. St John Ambulance were the primary first aid service at the event, but with our highly trained duo situated directly on the water they were on hand as potential first responders in the event of an emergency.

Royal Life Saving WA first began providing water safety services at the Public Schools’ Association (PSA) Regatta Series earlier this year. Trinity College is a member of the PSA, which also includes Aquinas College, Christ Church Grammar School, Guildford Grammar School, Hale School, Scotch College and Wesley College.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Trinity Regatta and we look forward to another exciting regatta season this year!

You can learn more about Royal Life Saving WA’s professional lifeguarding service at the link below.

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