Feb 26, 2021

Safe Water Sports Actions for 2021

Students at school with our educational program
Students at school with our educational program

Safe Water Sports is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the interest of providing information and raising awareness to the general public on safety matters related to recreational water activities and water sports with great emphasis on safety standards and the prevention of drownings and sea-based accidents.

Οne of our latest mission goals is that given the fact that the Organization has already created an educational program for primary school students, approved by the Ministry of Education in Greece and Cyprus, it has also created an educational program for the high-school students where they will learn the basic safety rules in water sports and at sea through more interactive and technologically based activities. 

The primary educational program we have created is currently being translated in French too and recently we had a virtual presentation to teachers in French schools and in France too, discussing about the activities of the program, as we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Embassy and the French Institute, as we do with the British Embassy too.

Additionally, in the following months the Organization will launch a statistical report in collaboration with the Ministry of Shipping and the Port Police that includes information full in details regarding drownings and accidents at sea and inland water such as lakes, rivers, swimming pools etc.Based on our results, on average 339 people lose their lives each year while doing an activity at sea or inland water.

Therefore, we do believe that education is crucial not only for young ages but also for adolescents who start enjoying water sports.

The educational program in English
The educational program in English

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Nov 2, 2020

Safe Water Sports Educational Program at schools

Interactive SWS games
Interactive SWS games

Safe Water Sports is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the interest of providing information and raising awareness to the general public on safety matters related to recreational water activities and water sports with great emphasis on safety standards and the prevention of drownings and sea-based accidents.

Safe Water Sports, during quarantine time period, created a series of online, interactive and educational games that children and schools could play in order to learn about the safety rules.

Additionally, from November 2020, the Organization will organize a unique educational, digital-based and entertaining interactive program at the premises of the Organization (11B Konitsis Str, Maroussi, 15125, Athens) in order to educate-inform primary school students on issues related to safety in the sea and in water sports. Students are engaged in using technology through a series of games in order to have a greater understanding of the basic safety guidelines in the sea. 

A great success is that the educational program of Safe Water Sports has been included to the ''Skills Workshops'' by the Ministry of Education. It is about a program about safety at sea that has been added to the official curriculum for elementary schools in Greece.

The educational program "Safety at sea, in water sports and in swimming pool" has been included in the section: Live better - Live well ------> Self-care, Safety and Prevention, Road safety and addresses to students of 2nd grade-6th grade.
According to the Ministry of Education, Skills Workshops, are introduced to 218 pilot schools (click here to see the list of schools) during the mandatory, weekly schedule starting in September 2020. The main goal is to provide students with life skills, mild skills and digital literacy skills. It is expected that during the period of 2021-2022, these workshops will be available throughout all schools in Greece. From now on, Safe Water Sports educational program is official as it is suggested by the Ministry of Education itself. Teachers will attend seminars that will take place on specific dates regarding the teaching method to students. 
The Founding Donour of the educational program of Safe Water Sports is Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
SWS books for teacher and students at schools
SWS books for teacher and students at schools

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Jul 7, 2020

Safe Water Sports new activities

Safe Water Sports event under the presence of PM
Safe Water Sports event under the presence of PM

Safe Water Sports is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the interest of providing information and raising awareness to the general public on safety matters related to recreational water activities and water sports with great emphasis on safety standards and the prevention of drownings and sea-based accidents.

The Organization that has created an educational program approved by the Ministry of Education, due to the worldwide situation regarding the corona virus, started online education for students in order to learn about safety rules in the sea, in the swimming pool and in water sports. The online education consisted of interactive games where children had the chance to access online and participate at the same time with other children too.

Regarding the educational program, the Organization plans to organize the 2nd Conference of Seaguards that will take place late September of 2020 where shcools from Greece and Cyprus will have the chance to participate and present what they have done throughout the school year regarding the program but also the educational bag that the school had borrowed. 

Next year, the Organization plans to create an educational material for both the e-learning program but also for the educational bags that will address to high-school students in order to reach them too and educate them about safety rules in the sea, in the swimming pool and in water sports. 

A few weeks ago, the Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Shipping organized an event regarding the presentation of the activities of the Organization under the presence of the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis. 

Furthermore, the Organization in collaboration with the Police has started creating a statistical report regarding drownings and accidents in lakes, rivers etc. in order to monitor the number of incidents that take place there. 

The Organization's goal is to expand the program to other countries and manage to make the educational program worldwide. Our mission is to collaborate with more Embassies in order to help us achieve this goal and expand the knowledge of safety rules to more schools in Europe.

Educational bag
Educational bag
Online program for students
Online program for students

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