Free Aqua Leader training – volunteers wanted

Free Aqua Leader training is again being offered to train Local Health District staff, community workers and volunteers as Aqua Fitness Leaders.

The workshops will be run at the Mildura Waves complex on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October, and refresher training for previously trained leaders will be held on Friday 23rd October.

The Far West and Western NSW Health Promotion Team have organised the workshops which will be facilitated by the highly respected Colleen Wilson-Lord, OAM.

Regular Aqua Fitness participants have been thrilled with the gains in fitness and range of movement they have achieved, without the pain that often limits them on land. It has been identified that people who just want to get fitter, people with arthritis, diabetes, asthma or some cardiac conditions can benefit from Aqua Fitness.

Community volunteers or workers from health or welfare organisations are invited to become Aqua leaders. The aim is for free classes to be offered in towns that have no, or inadequate numbers of aqua classes. Volunteers and workers are required to run free classes for twelve months after this sponsored free training.

The LHD can register community volunteers to cover insurance and provide guidelines on how to run physical activity groups, and provide assistance to gain First Aid qualifications for those who are not currently qualified.

To find out more or obtain a registration form, please contact Vanessa Linde, Health Promotion Officer, Broken Hill on 08 8080 1217 or vanessa.linde@health.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

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