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SwimSafer Open Water Programme

SwimSafer Kid

Introduction

SwimSafer Open Water Module is a complementary module under the SwimSafer programme. SwimSafer Open Water is designed to equip participants with the necessary water safety knowledge and survival skills in open water. The module is conducted in an open water environment to make the instructing of water safety as realistic as possible.

Objectives

SwimSafer Open Water’s objective is to make sure children gain the necessary water safety knowledge and survival skills in open water. To not only equip children, but also adults, with skills in open water safety, including proper swimming techniques in open water and the correct fitting of a lifejacket. SwimSafer Open Water will educate participants on the unique risks and dangers present in open water as compared to swimming in a pool – uneven surfaces, river currents, sea undertow and the effects of changing weather – which pose challenges even for the most experienced water sports enthusiasts.

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