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More young people want to be lifeguards in Poland: rescuer

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Paweł Kononczuk 11.06.2018 14:26
An increasing number of young people in Poland want to become lifeguards, a lifesaver has said.
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Remigiusz Olejniczak from the Voluntary Water Rescue Service (WOPR) said that lifeguards’ wages in Poland were growing every year.

Ninety people received lifeguard licences on Sunday in the north-western city of Szczecin. They had to undertake 63 hours of training and demonstrate their skills in diving, rowing and swimming out to a person in need.

A certificate awards ceremony took place at the Dziewoklicz bathing site in Szczecin.

“Many people who are 18 years old don’t feel ready to take responsibility for human lives,” said Olejniczak.

He added: “They can become lifeguard interns or lifeguards’ assistants, and afterwards possibly full lifeguards. Even if that doesn’t happen, the skills they have acquired are useful in everyday life.”


Source: PAP

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