Midlothian Swimming Club

First Aid Training – 2016

Nine midlothian youngsters took part in a spot of first aid training, organised by Midlothian swimming club coach Gilbert Kirkwood, who happens to volunteer for the Penicuik first responders. The session was led by first responder, Philip Knight and covered the basics of what to do in an emergency situation.  This included how to correctly perform CPR and what to do if someone is suspected of having a heartattack, is choking or is bleeding heavily. We hope that the youngsters never need to use the skills they learned, but it’s great they learned from the local expert first responders.