Swalings Antigua awards First Aid Certifications
During April two young ladies set off on an adventure to conquer the skies by taking a dip into the water. Yes you read that right! Crystal Joseph and Agustina Darroux started their adventure to become flight attendants by completing an intensive swim course with Swalings Antigua. It is a requirement for flight attendants to be able to swim and have first aid qualifications.
Swalings Antigua is qualified to train "would-be flight attendants" in obtaining swimming certificates and first aid instruction. Crystal and Agustina started off as weak swimmers and within two weeks had gone from hardly swimming to being able to swim over 100 meters and rescuing someone else in the water. They passed the swimming certification, which teaches over 8 different skills, with flying colours!
Swalings Antigua swimming instructor, Graeme Swatton, who took the girls through the course said:
"It’s great to see how much Crystal and Agustina accomplished in just two weeks...
"We run these intensive courses all the time and have a huge success rate. We are able to teach people who are petrified of the water to swimming comfortably within 1 week". He continued: "to gain your flight attendant certificate you need to be able to do many skills such as swim 100 metres without stopping, swim 25 meters towing a casualty, swim 15 meters underwater among other skills essential to survival in the water and rescuing other people. To learn all that and pass in just 2 weeks is testament to the girls for their effort and the instruction at Swalings".
Crystal and Agustina also enrolled on a first aid course on Monday 29th April and again passed with flying colours.
They learned how to conduct CPR for children, adults and babies, how to deal with broken bones, bleeding, burns and how to deal with other illnesses and diseases that can occur at the scene of an emergency. This certificate will help them in their quest to be flight attendants but even more so it is a life skill they will have should they find themselves in an emergency situation where people need first aid treatment.
If you are interested in becoming a flight attendant and need to gain your certificate or have young children and want to learn CPR than please call Swalings today on 561-0707 or 726-2585 or email at Swalingssma@swalings.com. Learn more about Swalings Antigua Ltd, here.