Posted by Teresa Dawson on Dec 13, 2017
At our last meeting for the year last night Parkwood Rotary listened in awe to Warren Young, Chief Life Guard with the Gold Coast City Council, what a legend! Such a passionate inspiring man and great ambassador for our beautiful Gold Coast.
A healthy respect is what we should have for the ocean, you cannot predict the unpredictable! Warren went on to tell us about life savers and the great job they do. The misconceptions and lack of understanding of how quickly the tides can change and rips that are so strong they will drag you out to sea. Stay between the flags so the life savers can monitor your safety more easily and help people who don't understand the importance of doing so!
Thank you Warren your love of the sea and the Gold Coast is so infectious!!
Warren is an advocate of the Nippers program which teaches children to understand and respect for the sea. He told us about his family and life on the Gold Coast, 40 years with the Gold Coast City Council as a Life saver starting as a volunteer all those years ago.
For more on Warrens life click here