In August The Courses of The Second Cohort of The Lifeguard School Begin

In August The Courses of The Second Cohort of The Lifeguard School Begin

In August The Courses of The Second Cohort of The Lifeguard School Begin

Organized jointly by the Undersecretary of Sports, Recreation and Tourism of La Pampa and the Mutual Association of Associated Argentine Lifeguards of the SUGARA union and the joint participation of four ministries, the second course will be held in La Pampa from August.

The Undersecretary of Sports, Ceferino Martínez Almudévar, stressed that “it is the second part of a course that we began in times of pandemic, when for many it seemed impossible” and that resulted “in the Province today having more than 60 lifeguards” who provide safety in water mirrors or swimming pools in different locations.


He highlighted the character of “public servants” of the graduates, whose task “is not limited to a pool or water mirror but rather they are the first responders in any emergency situation” from, for example, their preparation in CPR or Rescue , among other subjects.

In turn, he pondered “the synergy” that made possible the operation of the School in La Pampa from the articulated action between different dependencies of the Ministries of Social Development, Security, Health and Education and the Foundation of the Bank of La Pampa .

He also mentioned gender parity as a distinctive feature -the 80 participants were divided into 40 men and 40 women- and that “the job offer will be expanded” for the lifeguards since they will act as “support in different events”.


The director of Sports Policies, Fernando Porlay, together with the coordinator of the School, Professor Alejandro Costabel, specified that the activity -which will be free- will have its practice space in the pools of Santa Rosa, General Pico, Realicó and General Campos.

As usual, there will also be theoretical content that can be accessed through the Banco de La Pampa Foundation platform, any day of the week and at any time.

The first part of the course -which will start in August- will be a leveling course for the participants and at the end, the graduates -as well as those of the 2021/2022 cohort- will be able to be part of the National Registry of Lifeguards, which will enable you to work anywhere in the country.

Regarding the registration mechanism, the municipalities themselves will be responsible for carrying it out. This has to, it was explained, that they know their needs and the profile of the people who will later carry out the task.


The presentation was attended by the lifeguard and coordinator of Lifeguard Schools, Sergio Pierotti, who highlighted the importance of the training carried out in La Pampa since “drowning is the second cause of death in boys and girls. In other words, working on this is thinking about life”.

In turn, he announced that the contents “will incorporate work tools in items such as gender, communities or disabilities” so that graduates can work with different groups.


The director of CODES, Juan Barbero, in his turn highlighted that “it is a great pride to be at the launch of this new cohort” and highlighted that the “exchange” between those responsible for training allowed to shape a curriculum that includes “a look at what the first responders have to be” in the face of different kinds of events.

María Julia Vergés, from the Banco de La Pampa Foundation, confided that the contents of the platform can be accessed “from the 80 locations and through the different devices, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.”


The event, held at the headquarters of the Undersecretary of Sports, also served to deliver notebooks to last year’s graduates. Nicolás Cocchi spoke on their behalf, admitting that “we never imagined what training was like, which is totally different” and said he was “happy because the school was done again, because there must be trained people in the pools and in the vacation colonies, which are not found everywhere”.

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