Talent Pool is about fun, friends, fitness and first-time employment! Royal Life Saving WA believe our greatest resource is our young people across Western Australia, which is why we have invested in an innovative training and employment program that provides a springboard for Aboriginal young people wanting to take action and achieve employment in the aquatics industry.

Royal Life Saving WA adopt an asset-based community development methodology, partnering with young people and key community stakeholders to activate a statewide network of swimming pools to generate real employment opportunities for young people to become pool lifeguards, swim teachers and pool managers.

Talent Pool uses a place-based approach to build the capacity and capability of community by ensuring local young people are equipped and empowered to participate in the local economy as paid professionals in the aquatics industry.


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Training through the Talent Pool program provides skills development and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal people.

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Talent Pool works to provide ongoing employment opportunities for program graduates both within and beyond the aquatic industry.

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Local swimming pools can be positioned as attractive hubs for youth participation, training and employment, providing engagement opportunities for the Talent Pool program.

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Support Talent Pool

The continued success of Talent Pool relies on support from industry to generate a healthier, engaged, employment-ready Aboriginal workforce.

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Talent Pool Success Stories

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Talent Pool success in Geraldton

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Kalumburu aboriginal youth at local pool

Extreme efforts for water safety training

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Top talent in Port Hedland

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Roebourne Talent Pool gets deeper

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Team success at Lake Argyle Swim

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Talent Pool makes a splash in Headland

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Regional Aquatic Trainer network grows

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Talent Pool opens doors for aboriginal youth

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