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Dominican lifeguards receive training courses

Santo Domingo.– As part of a three stage initiative to minimize deaths and injuries  caused by drowning, the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) conducted two basic open water lifeguard training courses in the Dominican Republic.

For the training, ISLA collaborated with the Dominican Civil Defense-North Coast Sector, Viva Wyndham Tangerine  Hotel in Cabarete, Laurel Eastman Kite school, Alegria Hotel, the La  Romana-Bayahibe Hotel Association, and the International Law and  Security Association (ILASA).

The first lifeguard training course took place in Cabarete, Puerto Plata on the North Coast, and the second took place in La Romana-Bayahibe on the South East Coast.

The  two courses included a total of forty-seven participants from local surf and kite schools, various Hotels and Resorts, the Dominican Civil  Defense, the Dominican Red Cross, employees from the La Romana-Bayahibe  Hotel Association and other local businesses.

Thirty-six of the participants passed the final mock rescue and written  exams and received the ISLA Basic Open Water Lifeguard Certificate. In  2011, the ISLA Certificate was accepted by the Dominican Civil Defense  as an official certificate for all lifeguards in the country.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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