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From Bali to Perth: Karma Beach lifeguard trains with Australian surf lifesavers

Embark on a journey of skill enhancement and global collaboration as Karma Beach’s lifeguard, I Kadek Arya Wiarta, undergoes transformative training with Australian surf lifesavers in Perth, enriching water safety practices in Bali.

Michael Klim and Arya Bali Life Guard during the Karma Beach lifeguard event

Karma Beach’s exceptional lifeguard, I Kadek Arya Wiarta, recently participated in training with Australian surf lifesavers in Perth, Western Australia. This groundbreaking initiative followed Arya’s victory in the 13km male division of the annual Row for R.O.L.E canoe race that took place on the 6th May 2023, where he beat over 140 international and local participants.

Arya Bali Lifeguard posing with a surfboard during the training event with Karma Beach

Impressed by Arya’s performance, Karma Group Chairman John Spence arranged for Arya’s visit to Perth from the 18th – 28th March 2024. As the first Indonesian from Karma to do so, Arya engaged in an intensive 10-day lifesaving training course at Cottesloe Surf Club. He dedicated 8-hours daily to building essential skills that helped him earn an Australian SLSA Bronze Medallion, a globally recognised accreditation for volunteer lifesavers.

Running along the beach with lifeguards during the Karma Beach Event

Experienced trainer Deborah Dean led the lifesaving training, supported by two additional experts. During this exciting program, Arya also had the unique opportunity to meet Australian Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim, who wished him good luck and shared his insights on Australia and lifeguard training.

Training situation of a lifeguard with Australian surf lifesavers at Karma Beach Event

The skills Arya has learnt in Cottesloe will be put to good use with enhancing safety in the waters of Karma Kandara. Furthermore, Arya can now share his newly gained knowledge and techniques with his colleagues to better safeguard guest well-being.

A lifeguard trains Australian surf lifesavers at Karma Beach Event

Arya’s unique trip also shows Karma Group’s commitment to progress through global partnerships, providing lifeguards with new skills to ensure high levels of water safety in Bali.

For more information about Karma Kandara, visit the official website and social media page.


Karma Kandara Ungasan, Bali

Address: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan Bali, 80362, Indonesia

Instagram: @karma.kandara.bali

Tel: +62 811 38203360

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