The Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), in collaboration with the Dominica State College (DSC), launched a Professional Lifeguard Skills Training. The two-week program trained participants in nine core areas such as safety and risk management, first aid and CPR techniques, and emergency response activity. The first cohort of twelve trainees participated in theory and practical sessions from April 24 to May 5, 2023.
The program was facilitated by Dorsen Robin, a certified Dive Master, First Aid, Swimming and Lifesaving Instructor. Mr. Robin’s lifeguard training and experience spans over three decades across organizations such as the the Metro-Dade Fire Department in Miami, the United States Coast Guard, Panama Maritime Navigation, the Regional Maritime Training Center, Dominica Red Cross, Police Training School, and the Dominica Coastguard.
The overarching objective of the program is to develop a cadre of certified lifeguards who will be stationed at every water-based attraction on the island including Mero Beach, Titou Gorge, Champagne Beach and Calibishie Beach. DDA will conduct additional training in lifeguard skills training. For further details, please email email@example.com or call 255-8221.