Talent Pool News

Swim Teacher course participants in Hedland

New wave of Swim Teacher talent for Hedland

Five young women from Hedland SHS recently participated in the Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher course thanks to the Talent Pool program.

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Talent Pool graduates leading a school holiday program

TP graduates support school holiday program

Our Talent Pool squad have made a splash in South Hedland, delivering a successful school holiday program to students!

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participants at a first aid course in Rockingham

Rockingham youth gain valuable first aid skills

We recently worked in partnership with the Rockingham Youth Centre to deliver a First Aid course tailored to youth aged 14-25 years. 

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Talent Pool graduates Piper and Jinali

Talent Pool graduates secure employment

Graduates Piper and Jinali have successfully secured employment as lifeguards at South Hedland Aquatic Centre!

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Kununurra students completing first aid training

Aquatic training success for Kununurra community

We were recently invited by Kununurra PCYC to deliver a series of educating and engaging first aid and water safety training sessions to the community.

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Leinster enjoys first aid and aquatic training

Staff and students from Leinster Community School recently enjoyed first aid and water rescue training as part of our Talent Pool program.

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Katie Lindquist and students at the Leinster Pool

Wiluna trainer makes an impact in her community

Since completing her own First Aid and Bronze Medallion qualifications last year, Katie Lindquist is helping others in Wiluna do the same. 

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Wiluna children attending a first aid training course

Wiluna students take on first aid and water safety training

Students in the remote community of Wiluna have been advancing their first aid and water safety understanding thanks to our Talent Pool program!

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Talent Pool students at the Newman Neighbourhood Centre

Community Trainers in training via Talent Pool

Three Talent Pool recruits have started on their journey to become Community Trainers, delivering their first ever Heart Beat Club course to new parents in Newman.

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Bronze Medallion participants lined up along edge of pool

Bronzies aplenty in Hedland thanks to Talent Pool surge

Port Hedland is awash with Bronze Medallion graduates who can now seek employment as 'Bronzies' or junior lifeguards just in time for summer!

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woman from EPIC Hedland at Gratwick Aquatic Centre

EPIC fun for Talent Pool recruits in Hedland

Members of the Talent Pool program recently had a very special training session with guests from Hedland’s Empowering People In Communities Inc (EPIC). 

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Talent Pool recruits wearing blackout goggles

Search skills and life stage parallels!

Talent Pool recruits recently underwent search pattern training and found the methods are not unlike their journey from school into the unknown world of employment!

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Talent Pool trainee Kate Sheehy by the pool in Port Hedland

Kate skills up through Talent Pool opportunities

Talent Pool recruit Miss Kate Sheehy is making a 'big splash' when it comes to the progression of her aquatic career.

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Two Aboriginal girls giving a thumbs up, one with a bandaged arm

New Talent Pool recruits begin their journey

Royal Life Saving WA is excited to see the continued success of our Talent Pool program as it engages Aboriginal youth in Hedland.

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Two children in the pool practising rescue skills

Junior Lifeguard Talent Pool program makes a big splash

Dozens of Indigenous students are learning vital swimming and rescue skills through the ever-expanding Community Rescue Club.

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Talent Pool trainers with JLC participants by the pool

Junior Lifeguard Club expands to teach more Hedland kids

Royal Life Saving WA and the Polly Farmer Foundation are pleased to see the expansion of their successful collaboration in Port Hedland.

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students practise bandaging each other's heads

Junior lifeguards wrap their heads around first aid

Students from Baler Primary School in South Hedland recently had the opportunity to wrap their heads around some first aid techniques…quite literally!

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Newman SHS staff practising CPR on a manikin

Aquatic training boost for Newman SHS

Royal Life Saving’s National President Cameron Eglington recently visited Newman to deliver an Aquatic Trainer course to staff from Newman Senior High School.

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Follow the Dream students take the plunge

Five female students from the Hedland SHS Follow the Dream program have been taking the plunge weekly to progress towards achieving their Bronze Medallion.

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RLSSWA Pilbara staff at the BHP Family Fun Day

BHP Family Fun Day

The Royal Life Saving WA Pilbara team had a great time at the recent BHP Family Fun Day in Port Hedland.

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Children and police sitting along the edge of the pool wearing lifejackets

Sunday Funday for Hedland families

Royal Life Saving WA was pleased to be involved in the Town of Port Hedland's Aquatic Sunday Funday!

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Talent Pool trainers with JLC participants by the pool

Expansion of JLC Commando Club

Royal Life Saving WA and the Polly Farmer Foundation are pleased to see the expansion the Commando Club, a Junior Lifeguard Club for 9 to 11-year-olds in Port Hedland.

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Trainer Steve O'Meara teaching Newman Senior High School students

Newman students learn vital first aid skills

Royal Life Saving WA recently completed a first aid course with students at Newman Senior High School.

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Bronze Medallion participants

Pilbara youth take on the Bronze challenge

11 determined young people from Port Hedland completed their Bronze Medallion at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre.

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Talent Pool celebrates NAIDOC Week

Talent Pool targets bright futures

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, Royal Life Saving WA is proud of the impact our Talent Pool program is making for Aboriginal youth across the state.

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Travis Doye, Jay McLean and Peter Leaversuch at Yagan Square

Talent Pool creating futures for Indigenous youth

Royal Life Saving WA is working to engage, train and employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through our Talent Pool program and Workforce Solutions team.

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Two young women standing by a sign that says Anyone Can Be a Hero

Activating young people in the Pilbara

Our Royal Life Saving Talent Pool program has been busy meeting, greeting and training up new young people in our state’s north-west lately.

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A group of talent Pool participants with Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Royal Life Saving WA's Greg Tate and Venues West CEO David Etherton

Talent Pool opens doors for Aboriginal youth

Three talented young women recently gained employment at Venues West HBF Stadium after completing Talent Pool training!

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three adults standing in front of a public swimming pool smiling at camera

New Hedland Aquatic Trainers flex their muscles

The Hedland community will benefit from two newly qualified aquatic trainers and pool lifeguards, who are committed to promoting water safety and fitness to others.

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Growing network of regional aquatic trainers

12 aquatic trainers from Roebourne, Port Hedland, Jigalong and Newman enjoyed three fantastic days of training to complete their aquatic trainer qualifications.

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RLSSWA Senior Manager Workforce Solutions, Travis Doye, with Bree Bugeja by the pool at HBF Stadium

A role model for young people in the Goldfields

Bree Bugeja is a young Western Australian with a real desire to achieve and she's set to be an amazing role model for young people in the Goldfields. 

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Swim Instructor Marianne Mallard smiling from the edge of swimming pool

Talent Pool success in Geraldton

Talent Pool success story, Marianne Mallard, offered a permanent part-time position as a pool lifeguard and swimming instructor at Geraldton Aquarena!

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