Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life

by SafeWaterSports-Hellenic Society for Safety in Water Sports and water recreation
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Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Stop drownings in EU-Educate & save a child's life
Educating students
Educating students

Safe Water Sports has created a unique swimming program for children to ensure the quality of learning at swimming pools through the enjoyment of the water, with the hope to increase water confidence and water safety awareness.

The swimming program is designed in cooperation with an expert group consisting of swimming instructors, Olympic winner athletes and the Association of Lifeguard Schools of Greece. Through the program, children learn about strokes and distances, basic safety rules in the aquatic environment and key lifesaving and water safety skills.

The program provides a series of certificates to children that consist of a progression of twelve stages. There are 4 series with 3 levels on each series: Orange Cap (for baby swimming), Purple Cap, Silver Cap & Gold cap that address to children of 3 up to 12 years old. Once children complete the Orange Cap series, they progress to the Purple Cap series etc. At the end, children receive a personalised full-colour A4 certificate upon completion of each stage. The qualification items for each stage can be found on the back of the certificate.

With this program, we have an opportunity to ensure every generation is taught basic water safety skills. But we have to work together to make it happen.

Additionally, on May 2022, Safe Water Sports created ''Oceal Lab'' a unique place where it welcomes students from primary schools on a daily basis in order to teach them about safety rules in the sea, in the swimming pool and in water sports through a series of interactive games. Each day the Organization welcomes more than 50-100 students!

Ocean Lab by SWS
Ocean Lab by SWS
Safe Swimming Program shooting
Safe Swimming Program shooting
Press event of the safe swimming program
Press event of the safe swimming program

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Interactive educational video for water sports
Interactive educational video for water sports

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.

In 2022, SWS plans to present a unique swimming program for children of 3 months-12 years old that teaches them what they need to know when they start learning swimming. The program will consist of 4 levels where children will be awarded with a diploma that presents their skills each year. At the same time, the Organization in cooperation with a team of experts will create a series of videos that present all the stages of the swimming program and basically anything that may be considered helpful for them.

Additionally, in 2022 SWS plans to create a series of interactive educational videos at the swimming pool where students watch a story movie and they have to decide about the flow of the story. In 2021, the Organization managed to create a series of educational videos regarding safety at sea and in water sports where children had to decide how the story continues. Basically, students decide the right side or the wrong side on the video and they have the ability to watch what happens when they choose the wrong one. 

Furthermore, one of the Organization's major goals is to meet with the Embassies of European Mediterranean countries in Greece in order to discuss and cooperate with them in the purpose of organizing an EUMED summit raising the importance of the safety issue in the aquatic environment. 

Finally, in 2022, SWS will produce and present the statistical data regarding drownings and accidents in the aquatic environment in Greece from 2017-2021.

Meeting with the Embassy of Protugal in Athens
Meeting with the Embassy of Protugal in Athens
Meeting with the Embassy of Malta in Athens
Meeting with the Embassy of Malta in Athens

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3rd Conference of Sea Musketeers
3rd Conference of Sea Musketeers

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 accomplishments is that we have created a series of interactive educational videos regarding safety at sea and in water sports where children have to decide how the story continues. Basically, students decide the right side or the wrong side on the video and they have the ability to watch what happens when they choose the wrong one. 

SWS plans to create also a series of interactive educational videos for the swimming pool where students watch a story movie and they decide again about the flow of the story.

Additionally, this year SWS plans to create the first swimming program in Greece for swimming pools with a main goal of making children know how to swim through a series of levels from 4-12 years of age.



Educational visit at school
Educational visit at school
Shooting for the interactive educational videos
Shooting for the interactive educational videos

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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. 

During summer time, the organization will create a series of interactive educational videos regarding safety at sea and in watewr sports where children have to decide how the story continues. Basically, they will decise the right path or the wrong path and they will have the ability to watch what happens when they choose the wrong one.

Through this way, believe that videos will intrigue children's mind in order to learn the basic safety rules at sea. These videos will be part of the educational program for high-schools and we plan to create these videos in english at some point so they go internationally.

Additionally, the first report regarding incidents in Greece from 2017-2020 is officially published in cooperation with the Ministry of Maritime, the Port police and Greek police. This is the first time that Greece has statistical information regarding drownings and sea based accidents.

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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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