Junior Lifeguard Club highlighted at the AUSTSWIM conference

18 July 2017

Royal Life Saving Society WA staff recently attended the WA AUSTSWIM Conference at the UWA Business School. The conference provided an opportunity for members of the aquatic industry; including teachers and presenters, swim centre managers, owners and coordinators to enhance their skills and knowledge through a range of professional development sessions.

Royal Life Saving staff manning the stall at the AUSTSWIM conferenceDuring the conference Royal Life Saving presented on our Junior Lifeguard Club program, and how this can be used by swim schools and aquatic centres to help develop lifesaving skills amongst children and young people.

WA Pool Life Saving Team State Coach Sarah Hamilton took part in the practical component of the conference, displaying the modified pool lifesaving events that Junior Lifeguard Club students learn. With more than 300 delegates attending the conference it was a great opportunity to give swim instructors and centre managers from across WA an insight into what the JLC program can offer fortheir swim school participants.

Staff also ran a trade stall on the day, handing out promotional material and answering questions about the various training courses and programs Royal Life Saving can provide.

The Junior Lifeguard Club, supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation, is run at 39 locations across WA, with nearly 600 participants taking part in the last financial year. Royal Life Saving looks forward to seeing more swim schools and aquatic centres across WA choose to take part in the program, as we work to ensure all young West Australians have vital swimming and lifesaving skills.

Find out more about the Junior Lifeguard Club at the link below.

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