Dan Graham, co-founder of Nile Swimmers, talks about delivering change in developing communities and, how just five simple tips will help us all stay safe in and around water.
In Sudan, people rely on the waters of the Nile for cooking, drinking, washing, fishing, agriculture and industry. The river brings life but it also takes it away. It is unclear how many people in Sudan drown each year but it seems that everyone knows a family member or close friend who has drowned.
With holiday season fast approaching, we asked expert coach and Mum, Annie Emmerson to share her top tips for keeping your children safe around water.
Speedo’s water safety initiative makes ripples with global launch
Spearheaded by the City of Belfast Swimming Club, The Ripple Effect supports the UK drowning prevention strategy, which aims to reduce drowning fatalities in the UK by 50% by 2026.
Our global Swim Generation programme supports projects around the world, including ‘Every Child A Swimmer’ (ECAS), based in Nottingham, UK, where Speedo’s global headquarters are based.
Speedo Swim Generation is looking to help 500 people in Sri Lanka access essential water safety education, as it looks to help eliminate the 855 deaths caused by drowning in the country each year.
With six children in Cambodia drowning each day, we quickly identified the nation as a key focus area for Swim Generation in an effort to help eliminate the 2,000 water-related deaths that occur each year.
The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is working to eliminate drowning in the Commonwealth and Swim Generation is supporting this lifesaving work.
Drowning is often hailed as ‘a silent emergency’ and there are few countries in the world where the problem is more acute than in Bangladesh, where over 46 children die in water every day – totaling more than 17,000 every year.