A wave of success for swim teachers and lifeguards
Published 21/07/2015 | 00:00
everything went swimmingly for several Wexford lifeguards and swimming instructors who received their Irish Water Safety certificates recently.
The ceremony, which took place at the Riverbank House Hotel, saw several groups being presented with certificates following months of training with Wexford Water Safety. The first certificate presented was the IWS Pool Lifeguard certificate, which is needed to qualify as a lifeguard for any pool in the country. IWS Beach Lifeguard certificates and IWS Swimming Teacher certificates were also awarded to several others.
A number of IWS instructors also received certs for their participation in the Question, Persuade and Refer QPR course at a recent instructor refresher. This helped provide the instructors with the skills to identify and question those who may be at risk of suicide, as well as the ability to talk to those at risk.
Wexford Water Safety also used the opportunity to congratulate their Surf Lifesaving Team members Denise Bolger and Cameron Steel, who were picked for the Irish Surf Lifesaving Team, along with Bill Milne who is a reserve on the Junior Boys Team.