A total of 50 lifeguards of Badung County attended training on Kuta Beach on Wednesday (Oct 2). They came from star- and non-star hotel task forces divided into three levels. They were resuscitation, lifesaving and bronze level. The instructor was taken from the Badung County lifeguards that had been well-experienced and nationally and internationally certified in the field of coastal rescue.
The training was opened by the Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung represented by the Assistant to Government and Public Welfare, Ida Bagus Agung Yoga Segara, marked with the embedding of participant identity. “This activity aims to create a sense of security and comfort for travelers who primarily utilize waters, beaches, swimming pools and other water tourism businesses,” he said.
The Head of the Badung Government Tourism Office, Cokorda Raka Darmawan, said the training aimed to educate and train skilled workers in an effort to rescue every enthusiast of water tourism. Besides, it was also to create a sense of security and comfort for tourists taking advantage of water tourism facilities. Apart from being a beach lifeguard, they also served as tourism ambassador.
Every lifeguard was demanded to be swift and well trained supported by adequate facilities and infrastructure. All this time, the Badung lifeguards had showed a high dedication and devotion to the performance of their duties. It was proved by various successes in the prevention and rescue efforts. Besides, they also got success in a number of achievements through coastal lifeguard competitions both in national and international level.
For national level, particularly in 2013, the Badung lifeguard had managed to win the overall champion award as The Best Team and The Best Athlete on Pelabuhan Ratu Beach in Sukabumi, achievement in the International Life Saving (ILS) in Adelaide, Australia and in the Beach Flags competition by occupying the 7th position of 113 lifeguard clubs from 72 countries. (BTN/015)