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Do you Want to Save a Life? Lessons are Free
The Royal Lifesaving Society, together with the Federal Government is offering children and adults the opportunity to learn lifesaving skills, first aid, and CPR in a programme entitled "Swim and Survive on the Swan".
We all know that at the beach, we must swim between the flags.
Photo: By cheetah100 from Auckland, New Zealand (Flickr) CC BY 2.0
However, in the River and waterways, there ARE no flags or lifesavers, and therefore this course is so very important for us all to learn.
Most of us will be fortunate enough not to have to use these skills, however if there is an accident, you could save a life if you attend this Course!
The programme offered is totally FREE, and at the same time you can escape the heat for a while as you learn these water and life-saving skills!
Participants will "up their skills" in swimming, will learn about river rescues and will learn how to save other people and keep themselves safe at the same time.
The following clip explains a bit more about this event.
Swim and Survive on the Swan is an important part of the Royal Life Saving Respect the River campaign, which is being implemented with the support of the Federal Government across the nation's top 10 river drowning black spots.
A Drowning Prevention Action Plan is being implemented and this includes river safety education programmes, boating safety programmes and public rescue services.
The end aim of this course is to prevent drowning (which we have had 3 of in the last few days) in rivers and waterways.
Participants aged 14 and over will also be able to get their Bronze Medallion from this programme, and as this is such an important skill to learn, this is a fabulous opportunity to do it for no cost.
The programme will be held at Bayswater (ANA Rowing Club) on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January, 2017 and will commence at 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.
It will also be held at South Perth (Funcats Water Sports) on Monday 23rd January to Wednesday 25th January, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.