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.
Get your outdoor fitness fix and stay safe and dry with the Royal Life Saving Society’s tips and advice for runners and walkers.
There’s no doubt that swimming is not just a great way to stay healthy, but it’s also great fun.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure you stop, look and be safe in and around your home.
Swim Generation joined forces with the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) in 2014 with the aim of reducing water injuries among children and youth in the country and enhancing the safety culture in and around water areas.
NADI (Natacion Aplicada al Desarrollo Integral) is the name of the association, based in Argentina, which takes care of Swimming Applied to Childhood Development.
India accounts for a disproportionate share (23%) of drownings worldwide, with 80% of drowning victims under 18 years old.