By anguillian July 3, 2017 11:17



The Anguilla Red Cross (ARC) recently received training from Mrs. Bonnie Griswold, an Instructor of the American Red Cross, in Water Safety Instructor Training (WSIT); and American Red Cross Bridge First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator(AED) Instructor Training.

The ARC WSIT candidates that were certified are Mr. Trevor Queeley, Mr. Joseph Williams, Mr. Keith Robinson, and Mr. Frank Canon. Mr. Travin Joseph of the St. Maarten Red Cross was also a certified candidate. Mr. Devon Carter and Ms. Prudence Williams of the ARC also participated in the training, but will receive their certification at a later date. Topics for the WSIT included Hydrodynamic Principles, Stroke Mechanics, Common Teaching Progressions, Teaching Strategies, Holding and Support Techniques, Parent and Child Aquatics and Skills, Managing Participants, Reciprocal Practice, and Observation and Assessment. The class and practical sessions for the WSIT Training were held at the Anguilla Great House. The Anguilla Great House was also a gold sponsor for the training. Other sponsors include DLG Engineering Co Ltd and Calypso Charters. Dolphin Discovery was the platinum sponsor for the training. The WSIT Instructors are now better equipped to facilitate enhanced and effective teaching for water safety and swim techniques to the Anguillan Community. The ultimate goal of the ARC is to reduce the incidents of drowning in Anguilla, by promoting swimming and water safety.

The ARC American Red Cross Bridge First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor candidates were Ms. Susan Hodge, Ms. JodyAnn Dunn, Mr. Trevor Queeley, Mr. Rodwell Grant, and Mr. Israel Villegas-Benajamin. The Bridge training is important because it provides the ARC with additional capacity to deliver American Red Cross Training in addition to British Red Cross Training. The ARC is now in a better position to respond to specific requests for American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Training. The ARC is committed to facilitating First Aid Training to the Anguillan Community; because it is proven to be vital immediate assistance that is given to persons who suffer a sudden illness or injury, and can preserve life or prevent a condition from worsening, and can also substantially contribute to enhanced recovery.

The ARC would like to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters, sponsors and volunteers who continue to remain committed to increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability in the Anguillan Community; through the Water Safety, First Aid, and other crucial Programmes.

– Press Release

(Published without editing by The Anguillian newspaper.)

By anguillian July 3, 2017 11:17


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