Goa Khabar: Drishti recently put out a call for Lifeguard captains inviting individuals interested in pursuing a career in lifeguarding. Goan graduates in any discipline with knowledge of swimming are eligible to apply. Drishti has been willing to continue the employment of a majority of the lifeguards who have stayed away from work.
Meanwhile, a team of highly skilled and dedicated lifeguards is being added to the force. Lifesaving trainings are underway for the team of 19 lifeguards and lifeguard captains. On successful completion of the course, the individuals will be inducted into the lifeguard force which mans and patrol’s the coast of Goa. 16 of the new recruits hail from parts of Goa.
The beach lifeguard training programmes are being conducted in several batches. Sessions include team building exercises, Patient Recovery, CPR & Recovery position practices, . Rescue Tube techniques & practices, Hand Signals & methods of Communication, Patrolling, Flag systems, Swim zones & Hazard regions, Surf Awareness, Tides & Currents among other sessions.
All beaches continue to be manned effectively by a team of highly skilled lifeguards, supervisors and trainers. In addition the company has deployed additional equipment and resources to augment any operational gaps. The beaches are well supervised and safe for visitors.
All visitors are advised to listen to the lifeguards and restrict their entry into the water due to the weather and alert put out by the CoP.