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    Cool Phuket Lifeguard Club - carnival 11 September 2010

    Hello all

    Phuket Lifeguard Club
    Phuket is getting ready for its third carnival on 11 September 2010.
    It looks like being a great day and we hope to have lots of people joining in.
    Please help to spread the word to your circle of friends about the event. All are welcome to participate or to cheer the competitors.
    Know someone who might be coming to Phuket at that time?
    Need more information?
    Call 081 797 4775

    I competed in this event last year, to be held once more from Loma Park, Patong Beach. This is an organisation that definitely deserves support, whether as a competitor or spectator.

    Hoping there will be support both from people who live here, and those planning a visit - entries can be made on the day and last year many of the events were won by visitors to Phuket who participated. There was a strong Australian contingent - I was an honorary Oz for the day in my green/gold cap.

    There are events for under 15s, under 18s, open, and 50-plus

    A news clip from last year: which may well include Genghis . . .

    (event poster to follow)

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    Poster for Phuket Surf Lifesaving Carnival

    and here's the advert/poster


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    Poster for Phuket Surf Lifesaving Carnival

    and here's the advert/poster

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    Phuket Lifesaving Carnival set for September 11


    The organizers hope to inject some Australian enthusiasm for lifesaving skills into the Phuket community.

    PHUKET: The Phuket Lifeguard Club’s third annual carnival, this year to be held at Loma Park in Patong on September 11, is targeting youngsters in order to boost surf lifesaving skills on the island.

    “We want to promote water safety and surf awareness in a fun environment to appeal to the local community to embrace lifesaving as a sport. We further hope to strengthen partnerships and relations with individuals and clubs in other countries as well as build our own local skills and resources in the process,” said Australian Jayne Macdougall, one of the event’s key organizers.

    “This event is important to Phuket for a number of reasons: to challenge our own Phuket lifeguards; to continue to develop lifesaving and lifeguards in Thailand; and to promote water safety skills and a community interest in beach and water safety.”

    A regular return visitor to Phuket, Ms Macdougall believes water safety on the island is slowly improving.

    “We are seeing more positive attempts to rescue swimmers who are in difficulty and other positive actions. We are seeing better equipped and trained lifeguards on Phuket beaches and we are seeing good co-operation between the authorities and the lifeguard contractors,” she said.

    “Statistics of rescues and trends are being collected and analyzed and this can only further improve planning and resource allocation.

    "Whilst there are still some areas that need to be developed and improved – notably signage and warnings for swimmers, additional equipment and so on – current developments are a major step in the right direction,” she added.

    The day’s events are open to Thais and foreigners, local residents and visitors.

    Registration opens at 8:30am and events will commence at 9am, with a break at 10:30 for the official opening by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization.

    Age categories range from under-15s to over-50s for the competitive events, which include a surf race, beach sprints, beach relays, a rescue board race, iron man and iron woman events, a 2km beach run and a special team event: the Phuket Rescue Relay.

    “Skilled lifeguards will be on hand for water safety, and we will have support from Phuket International Hospital if first aid is required,” Ms Macdougall said.

    The event is presented by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization and sponsored by the Phuket Gazette.

    For more information, call Vitanya Chuayuan (Thai) at 081-797 4775 or Jayne MacDougall (English) at 089-6452576. Alternatively, visit PhuketLifeguard.com or email lifeguard[at]phuketlifeguard.com.

    From: Phuket NEWS: Phuket Lifesaving Carnival set for September 11

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    Phuket Surf Lifesaving Carnival a hit with tourists
    Alexandra Andersson
    Saturday, September 11, 2010


    Surf contestants at the start line at Patong Beach today.

    PHUKET: The Surf Lifesaving Carnival was in full swing today as spectators, bands, surfers and VIPs gathered on Patong Beach for some fun in the sun.

    The event, organized by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization and sponsored by the Phuket Gazette, began at 9am with competitive events with age categories ranging from under 15s to over 50s.

    Among the numerous competitions were beach sprints, beach relays, a surf race, a rescue board race, iron man and woman events, a 2km beach run and a Phuket rescue relay.

    Many of the contestants were members of the Phuket Lifeguard Club, but there were also many local residents and tourists giving it a go.

    Some surfboard competitors had never held a board before.

    Gesturing toward some female competitors, carnival referee and member of the Australian lifeguard training team said, “Just some Aussie girls looking for a bit of fun.”

    Delphine Jurgens, on vacation from France with her family, said she was happy to have caught an event like this during their stay.

    “I feel alive and happy here, watching my son have fun racing,” she said.

    The one day event is aimed to raise awareness and show that water safety and learning lifesaving techniques can be fun, organizers said.

    phuketgazette.net

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