A wave of success for swim teachers and lifeguards

Published 21/07/2015 | 00:00

Recipients of Pool Lifeguards certificates, back; Anne Ryan (tutor), Matthew Arthur, Sean Maher, Denise Bolger, Mary O'Leary (tutor); front: Martin Byrne, Alex Eydt, Jessica Devaney, Hannah Byrne.
Recipients of Pool Lifeguards certificates, back; Anne Ryan (tutor), Matthew Arthur, Sean Maher, Denise Bolger, Mary O'Leary (tutor); front: Martin Byrne, Alex Eydt, Jessica Devaney, Hannah Byrne.
The recipients of Beach Lifeguard certificates: Mary O'Leary (tutor), Hannah Rossiter, Niall Loughran, Anne Ryan (tutor) and Gary McDonald.
Recipients of Assistant Swimming Teachers certificates Hannah Rossiter, Jessica Devaney, Denise Bolger, Mary O'Leary (course organiser), Gary McDonald and Anna Kinsella.

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.

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