In the lead up to the official launch of the 2012 SwimSafe program, three 4 hour training workshops have been completed over two days across Danang city. The training workshops were held at Be Van Dan, Nui Thanh and An Phuoc schools across the two days.
The workshops, conducted by SwimSafe, The Alliance for Safe Children and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia staff, taught a total of 90 returning and new instructors. With the inclusion of the 20 head trainers, the total instructor workforce for the 2012 SwimSafe season is 110 instructors.
Sixteen instructors who are new to the program this year will receive additional mentoring and support from the program’s 20 head trainers.
After the commencement of each workshop, feedback forms were circulated to get advice from the instructors on how their training can be improved. Although the training was largely run by SwimSafe Danang’s head trainers, Deb Quilliam, a highly experienced swim teacher from Australia, also volunteered her time to provide expert advice during workshops.
All participants are looking forward to a successful 2012 SwimSafe program.