Engagement with Talent Pool

Cameron Eglington with Aboriginal youth at Kununurra Leisure Centre

Engagement Objectives

Using the local swimming pool as the vehicle for program delivery, Royal Life Saving WA's Talent Pool program seeks to:

  • Provide access to activities that fosters a young person’s aspirations no matter what they are. 
  • Encourage participation in activities that benefit a young person’s physical and mental wellbeing. 
  • Drive Department of Education involvement in the program to help increase school attendance.
  • Establish mechanisms and partnerships that actively engage, divert and support Aboriginal Youth away from Justice systems.

Strategies for Engagement

The local swimming pool can be positioned as attractive hub for youth participation, training and employment. 

Talent Pool seeks to leverage the range of activities available from this facility to encourage increasing levels of participation. 

Activities include:

  • Pool rescue activities – junior lifeguard
  • Swim fitness training
  • Aquatic sports participation – eg Water Polo
  • Youth Leadership activities – eg Duke of Edinburgh
  • Pool Lifeguard challenges
  • Participation in iconic events – eg Lake Argyle Open Water swim
  • Training in unique areas – eg courses delivered at Lake Argyle

 

 

 

young aboriginal men learning spinal rescue training

Training

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three pool lifeguards from a remote aboriginal community

Employment

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