MULLALOO surf-lifesavers have shared their knowledge and skills in Bali.
For the 17th consecutive year, members of the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club travelled to Bali to help the local professional lifeguards with training in surf awareness, rescue techniques, first-aid and resuscitation skills.
“Over 10 gruelling days, the Mullaloo team assisted in taking the 75 raw recruits, some who had never seen surf conditions before, from nervous, unprepared volunteers to confident, capable and talented lifesavers,” project leader Dave Rossow said.
Of the 75 recruits, 10 were awarded instructor certificates, 31 awarded bronze medallion certificates, 15 awarded surf rescue certificates and 19 were awarded resuscitation certificates.
“Some of the bronze medallion recipients will be invited to become lifeguards on the often dangerous Bali beaches and the remainder will return to their respective workplaces at resorts, theme parks and surf schools to be capable of saving lives,” Mr Rossow said.
He said the program also benefited the Mullaloo trainers and assessors, who gain international qualifications through a long-standing relationship with the International Life Saving Federation.