Darling Range students test out their lifesaving skills

23 August 2017

In a state where water activity is such a valued and important part of our lifestyle, learning swimming and lifesaving skills is vital for all young people. Royal Life Saving Society WA's Junior Lifeguard Club program, supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, provides an opportunity for teenagers to build these skills in a fun and interactive environment.An instructor walking by the pool while students swim with tow manikins

Recently Royal Life Saving Society WA visited the Darling Range Sports College to conduct a Pool Lifesaving Development Session with students, introducing them to pool lifesaving as a sport, as we work to develop them into a registered swimming and lifesaving club.

The students were able to take part in demonstrations of Pool Lifesaving modified events such as the manikin carry, rescue tube tow & line throw. These activities are used in events such as the Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles.

Many schools across Perth have held similar sessions and now offer their students access to a swimming and lifesaving program, rather than just the standard lap swimming offered by many swimming clubs. These activities increase student's interest, and teach them skills that are vital to assist them in responding to anyone who gets in trouble in the water.

The students at Darling Range Sports College thoroughly enjoyed the day, and Royal Life Saving Society WA looks forward to working further with the college into the future.

We currently have 12 Swimming and Lifesaving Clubs and 38 Junior Lifeguard Clubs across the state. As an organisation we hope to see more schools and aquatic centres join the program and urge anyone interested in finding out more to visit the link below for further information.

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For more information about the sport of pool lifesaving click on the following link.

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