Monday 17 April, Balmain, Couva

Over the last two weeks, the National Aquatic Centre in Couva was the venue for the Ministry of Sport and Community Development’s (MSCD) ‘Life Saving & Rescue’ programme.

The ‘Life Saving and Rescue Skills’ Programme is a component of the Ministry’s “April Pools” initiative that is aimed at raising national awareness of drowning occurrences while educating the citizens about becoming safer in and around water.

Participants were trained in multiple areas of life-saving techniques, both in and out of the water, as well as given numerous lectures, visuals and displays of various situations which can occur in our day-to-day life by professional lifeguards.

The National Aquatic Centre is the premier facility of its kind in the Caribbean region and as manager of Trinidad and Tobago’s sporting infrastructure, SporTT is proud to contribute to the Ministry’s efforts to promote sport as a tool for sustainable development and peace.

Lifeguard tutors on the course with MSCD official.


Participants in the diving well going through a drill.


Participants in the diving well being guided by the lifeguard instructors.


Participants learn CPR techniques