Developing lifesavers at Narrogin Aquatic Centre

9 September 2016

31 children, aged 8 to 17, enjoyed a Junior Lifeguard Club development session at the YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre yesterday.image of a JLC participant in the pool with a tow manikin

The Junior Lifeguard Club is a Royal Life Saving program designed to increase children’s participation in swimming & lifesaving activities, providing an alternative to traditional swimming lessons for children who want to learn new lifesaving skills, and is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre is a Royal Life Saving Society WA Endorsed Swim School, which is introducing the Junior Lifeguard Club to its program for the first time in Term 4.

Swim School Co-ordinator Sam Kempton is keen to see more children come through the program. "It's a great opportunity for kids to try out pool lifesaving activities which may lead them into future participation in pool lifesaving as a sport; becoming part of the WA State Team and taking part in competitions. There's also an opportunity for these kids to turn their pool lifesaving skills into a vocation by completing Pool Lifeguard qualifications."

Yesterday's session saw the participants take part in individual manikin tows and rescue tube tows, finishing off with rescue tube relays, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who took part.

For more details on Junior Lifeguard Clubs in your area click the link below.