Phuket LifeGuard Club
Phuket is a beautiful tropical island that lies off the west coast of Southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea, approximately 890km from Bangkok. It is Thailand's largest island at 550sq km, roughly the same size as Singapore, and is surrounded by many smaller islands that add a further 70 sq km to its total land area.
It is fringed by spectacular beaches and scenery with an amazingly diverse choice of activities for the visitor including sightseeing, cultural and sporting activities. Thailand is also famous for its amazing Thai food and friendly people.
Phuket Lifeguard Club was established in 2003, and is committed to providing and improving water safety for the local community and for the many visitors to our shores every year. We believe that Phuket must strive to meet international water safety standards at our beaches, pools and resorts. This starts with education of children and adults in water safety, rescue and first aid. We also aim to promote the sport of Surflifesaving – still in its infancy here.
We conduct regular training programs for local adults and children in water safety, rescue skills, first aid and beach management skills as a community service and train local people in Phuket and Southern provinces. Our training has extended to beach vendors, tourist police, and fire brigade as well as Resort staff, swimming clubs and boy scouts.
Phuket Provinical Administrative Organisation Lifeguard Training Program.
Phuket Lifeguard Club will be working together with the Phuket Provinical Administrative Organisation (PPAO) to organise a training week from 4-8 September for 60 Thai lifeguards and potential lifeguards from Phuket area.
This training will be conducted by 5 members of Surf Lifesaving Australia, led by David Field, and will be based at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, who provide a venue for this training and are hosting the Aussie contingent. The Royal Thai Navy will be working alongside the Australians as trainers.
This is a joint project of the PPAO, Phuket Lifeguard Club and SurfLifesaving Australia. The first of many we hope!