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Swimmers pass water safety course

Arin Kumar
Monday, May 19, 2014

TWENTY children successfully passed assessments during the Tritons Swim for Life program last week.

Students of Narere Primary and St. John Bosco Primary schools were part of the program which was launched last year to address the high rate of drowning in the country.

A statement from the organisers said the program used the swimming structure provided by the Royal Life-Saving Society of Australia (RLSA) "Swim and Survive Program" as a strategy to prevent drowning.

"70 children have now completed basic introduction to water safety awareness and confidence in the water since the Swim for Life courses commenced in December 2013," said the statement.

"The classes are conducted during the school holidays and is provided free of charge for participating children through a grant awarded to the Swim for Life Initiative from the TOTAL Foundation."

Program founder Terence Elaisa believes the program will have a positive impact on the public.

"We are especially grateful to the head teachers and parents of Narere Primary School and St. John Bosco Primary School for their willingness to participate in our program," he said.

The statement said the team's leading youth coordinator; William Elaisa is currently in Australia attending the ASCTA Bronze coaching and Lifesaving course.


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