Kids showcase lifesaving skills at Swan Active

9 December 2019

Three children swimming with lifesaving manikinsRecently Swan Active Beechboro held its third annual Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) Carnival with a total of 36 participants representing Swan Active Ballajura, Swan Active Beechboro and Swan Active Midland, as well as Wanneroo Aquamotion.

Swan Active Beechboro Swim School Supervisor Sarah Manson said “some of these students had never attended a JLC carnival before. It was great to see everyone participating and having fun, we had a lot of close races and great times.”Medal winners from the JLC carnival outside Swan Active

The carnival included modified Pool Lifesaving events such as an obstacle race, manikin carry, rescue tube tow, line throw relay as well as an additional challenge activity which ran throughout the day and encouraged interaction between all participants. Once the carnival activities were complete the students then enjoyed a sausage sizzle and winners presentations. Congratulations to Swan Active Beechboro who were the overall winners of the 2019 JLC Carnival.

Endorsed Swim Schools Coordinator Amy Vearing said “The JLC program is aimed at students who want to build on skills from traditional swimming lessons, the introduction of Pool Lifesaving is always a very popular part. It is great to see the Endorsed Swim Schools promoting participation in the JLC program through fun events such as this.”

Staff from Swan Active Beechboro with theie winners plaqueRoyal Life Saving WA donated JLC Carnival packs for each participant which included a bag, water bottle, lifesavers and more. The Junior Lifeguard Club program is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

To find out more about how you can get involved in a Junior Lifeguard Club click the link below.

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