Indonesia 23 October: Kuta Beach

Balawista Lifeguard Anniversary

We held a presentation for the Mullaloo Surf Saving Club today which was holding its annual Balawista Badung life saving course from 19 to 26 Oct.

We all had a moment of silence at the start of the presentation.

12 of the volunteer lifeguard instructors of the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club came from Western Australia. They helped to conduct the training program every year.

There were about 100 people amongst the spectators and participants. Many were eager to hold the torch and wished for peace.

Mr Mark Hill, President of Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) Perth Western Australia, was being interviewed and presented the torch. Mr Hill has been a volunteer instructor for the last 21 years.

Kanyaka participated in the run-swim-run event.

Kanyaka carried the torch for Run-swim-run event.

Volunteer lifeguard instructors from Australia passed the torch and wished for peace.

Before the training starts, I brought the Peace torch to the cliff close to the lifeguard club for video shooting.

The A group is the candidate for Bronze. To be qualified as a lifeguard, you have to get this Bronze certificate. They are divided into 3 groups, A, B, and C, depending on their ability to swim.

Bapak Made Suparka is the Chairman and Coordinator of Balawista Lifeguard in Bali.

The Balawista instructors smilingly passed the torch around.

With a little help from fellow lifeguard, Kanyaka finally succeeded to stand on the surf board while holding the peace torch.

A participant performing CPR during rescue training.

We like to thank our team of photographers for the day. (From left to right) Nengah Rakat, Wayan Adi Mahardika and I Putu Sutama, who recently won the PMA 2019 open category from Badung Regency Bali (standing on the extreme right wearing a white shirt)

We like to offer our gratitudes to everyone for your kindness and graciousness. May peace be with you all.