Lifesavers in training at Lake Joondalup Baptist College

22 November 2017

Lake Joondalup Baptist College’s emergency services cadets recently took part in a fantastic pool lifesaving development session at Joondalup Arena.

Run by Sebastian Bernhard and Australian Pool Lifesaving Champion Jake Smith, the cadets learnt how to conduct water rescues in a safe and fun environment. Taking part in manikin tows, line throws, rescue-tube rescues and obstacle races, the session provided essential lifesaving skills and training.Lake Joondalup Baptist students swimming with rescue tubes at Joondalup Arena

“Emergency services cadets are open to all students from Year 7 to 12,” emergency services cadet unit leader Jenny Pontarelli said. “Students are exposed to fun and challenging activities designed for them to stretch and grow being exposed to different activities.”

Emergency Services Cadets follow the training and service ideal of the Bush Fire Brigade, Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service and Volunteer Marine Rescue Service. “We endeavour to provide cadets the opportunity to learn practical life skills, develop leadership, teamwork and initiative as well as foster community responsibility and service.”

The 17 cadets who took part in the pool lifesaving development session received a bag, water bottle and keyring, as well as vital lifesaving skills! Royal Life Saving Society WA is proud to support Lake Joondalup Baptist College as they develop young lifesavers in our community!

We'd love to teach more school students these vital skills! Find out how we can help your school at the link below.

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