SLS Contracted for Youth Olympics

As the 2013 Australian Youth Olympics kick off this week Surf Life Saving's Academy will provide 50 first aid officers and 15 water safety personnel for the event.

This marks a milestone for the professional First Aid Services division of the Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW which exists to develop best practice in education, training, prevention, emergency care and rescue to ultimately meet the Surf Life Saving NSW vision of 'zero preventable deaths and injuries on NSW beaches'.

The Academy not only offers a range of nationally recognised qualifications but utilises our network of professional staff, first aid resources and experience to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants at major events.

In addition to 50 first aid officers working over 150 shifts, the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will provide Water Safety personnel and rescue boat equipment for the Youth Olympics in the areas of Canoe/Kayak and Triathlon.

"It is fantastic to have the opportunity to work with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) at the 2013 Youth Olympics. Our service is to provide a safe environment for both competitors, spectators and volunteer staff during the event. The range of sports is wide-spread and our team are fully prepared to adapt to such a dynamic event both on land and in the water," said Academy Business Officer, Holly Line.

The Youth Olympics are being held this week from 16-20 January predominantly at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush with competitors from 24 countries competing in 21 sports.

Learn more about the Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW Services or to speak about First Aid and Water Safety services at your next event contact Holly Line on (02) 9471 8086.

Thu 17 Jan 2013