Swan Active Junior Lifeguards boost their skills

28 June 2019

A lifeguard trainer standing on the edge of a pool demonstrating while children gather in the water belowSwan Active Beechboro’s Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) participants recently took part in development sessions held at their centre. The sessions were run by qualified coaches Sebastian Bernhard and Callan Smith and focused on the modified pool lifesaving events used in Royal Life Saving's JLC carnivals. These events include the mannikin tow, rope throw relay and rescue tube tow.

About 40 children attended the training sessions, which aimed to teach not only the students but also Swan Active's local coaches, providing some insight into different drills that are effective for developing skills needed to successfully compete in the modified events. A lifeguard trainer holding a tow manikin by the pool with kids in the water

Lachlan Manson is one of the JLC coaches at Swan Active Beechboro and says the sessions were really valuable. "I thought that all the development sessions ran really well. It was especially great to see our Wednesday group, which sometimes struggles with motivation, connecting really well with Seb. He was able to give the kids an enjoyable session while also teaching them and myself lots of new skills including warm-ups, and many manikin tow styles I'd never seen before.”

“I feel that over the 4 sessions, there was a variety of different skills and techniques shown that enabled the instructors to learn a lot, while also giving the students an enjoyable time of learning.” A lifeguard trainer on the edge of a pool with students in the water in front of him

Royal Life Saving Society WA is proud to support all Junior Lifeguard Club programs across metro and regional WA. These sessions are available all year round and can be modified to suit the needs of the group. You can find out more about how we can assist your local community JLC by contacting us at the link below.

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