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Free ISLA professional lifeguard training gains ground in Phuket

PHUKET: More than 70 male and female participants are taking part in the three-day lifeguard training course held by the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) simultaneously at Surin and Bang Tao beaches, which concludes tomorrow (Nov 22).

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Tuesday 21 November 2017, 01:24PM


“This project [in Phuket] is the 49th humanitarian project in close to 20 countries around the world, and the first time we have done this in Thailand,” ISLA President Henry Reyes told The Phuket News’ sister publication Khao Phuket yesterday (Nov 20).

“There are 70 participants in this project, which includes lifeguards from various hotels, surfers and other interested parties. There are volunteer trainers from all over the world including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Costa Rica.

“After the completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate from the ISLA,” he added.

“Our association started out in 2008, with its headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, USA,” Mr Reyes explained.
“We just found out about everything that’s been going on in Phuket. Surf clubs reached out to us for some aid, to share skills and knowledge to those who are interested. So, hopefully it will help them out in water rescue situations,” he said.

“Lifeguards really need to be supported out here. Besides the training, a lot of equipment, a lot of resources need to be coming their way to make sure the beaches are safe so they can keep local tourism flowing smoothly,” Mr Reyes said.

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“It is really important that the local government invests in their lifeguards and continues to back and support them. Most people don’t realise that lifeguards are extremely, highly trained. You can’t just throw someone else in the job and expect them to be able to recognise the ocean conditions, know how to do it, be out there, swim and make rescues.

“There is a lot of training involved, even to know how to swim. You need a very high calibre of person, very few people can do that, and have those types skills,” he said.

“So, it is very important that the local government invests in those people, to maintain them, to pay them well and keep them out here,” Mr Reyes noted..


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Kurt | 21 November 2017 - 16:15:36

All said about what the Phuket Government has to think, realize and stand for is so very true.
Invest in those people, to maintain them, to pay them well (!!) and keep them out there.
All very true, but Phuket officials sure will not take that advice of foreigners.
Simply because it all costs money that thai officials not like to spend that way.
They handle the money 'our way'.
But took the free life guard training, thai officials would not pay for such.
Next year the same lame beach situation. Mark my words.

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