Life Guard and Pool Operator Course

DSYS has taken on to itself to not only promote Swimming as a competitive sport but also inculcate the love of swimming amongst public since it is an essential life skill and supports many aspects of childhood and adult development. A 10-day program was conducted by DSYS at Biju Patnaik Swimming Pool in partnership with Life Saving Society of India to train 20 lifeguards from Odisha to maintain safety and prevent accidents in their respective pools. The participants are also being taught management of a safe pool, measures to prevent accidents, scanning of the pool, advanced aquatic rescue skills, use of rescue equipment, basic water treatments and maintenance and complete first aid. The program, which has both practical and theory components, uses the latest equipment and a range of realistic and practical scenarios to help consolidate learning and ensures the future lifeguards are skilled and confident in applying newly learned strategies and techniques. Post their training and assessment these lifeguards will be deployed at different locations across the eight grassroots swimming pools in the state.