Carbonear awarded Anniversary Cup from Lifesaving Society
The Carbonear Swimming Pool was presented with the Anniversary Cup on Wednesday, April 11th.
The cup is presented to the facility with the most lifesaving awards for a community fewer than 5,000 people, which is determined through a point system. Carbonear’s pool came first in this section, with a total of 1,102 points, followed by Port Aux Basques with 1,088 points.
This marks the fourth win of the cup for Carbonear.
Rob Button, director of recreation for the Town of Carbonear, said that winning awards such as this helped keep the pool on its feet.
“It lets us know that we’re actually providing a service to the province,” said Button. “It’s nice to be recognized for that.
Programs offered through the Carbonear pool include Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard, First-Aid, and Swim to Survive, all of which aid the pool’s lifeguards in getting the proper training to deal with water safety.
“Most of our lifeguards come from swim team,” said Corrine Wright, president of the 2016 board of directors for the Lifesaving Society. “Then they’ve got to do lifeguard training – their NLS.”
The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs and services designed to prevent drowning. The Society is a national volunteer organization, which includes the Carbonear pool as one of the 4,000 affiliated members.
Carbonear also placed 11th in a list of Society members with the largest lifesaving program.
Corrine Wright, far left, presents Nicole Comerford of the Carbonear pool and Town of Carbonear recreation director Rob Button with the Anniversary Cup.