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Water Safety Education

Water safety education is a classroom based tool used to equip children, communities and South Africans at large with the necessary know, knowledge regarding safety in and outside water.

Water safety education can be done anywhere where people can sit and listen. It is innovate in its nature as it allows children to sing, recite, do role plays and puppet shows as they engage with the water safety presenters. The interactive approach is important as it creates fun and interest for the audience especially school children. The material comes in different African languages to cater for our Rainbow Nation.

The lessons are supported by promotional material that can be send home e.g. pamphlets, brochures, game boards, bumper stickers and sunscreen creams. Water education allows Swimming South Africa to reach out to al South African by sending the one life saving message.


The event happened on the 10th October 2017 at Ellis Park Pool in conjunction with Joburg EMS.

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Kings Beach (26 December 2017)

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OR Tambo District Aquatics presents Coffee Bay vs Port St John’s Lifesaving Water Safety Awareness event held on the 13th October 2018 in Coffee Bay.

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Lessons to prevent drownings

Rural children taught water safety measures

More than 200 children gathered on Coffee Bay beach on Saturday to learn about water safety, at an event aimed at curbing drownings in the area as the summer holiday season approaches.

Children from Port St Johns and Mthatha were bused in to join youngsters from Coffee Bay, and were taught swimming safety measures by trained life-guards.

Event organiser Karen Katz, a Swim SA instructor in the O R Tambo region, said she had wanted to host such an event for years.

“We need more people to come on board to help create greater water awareness and lessen the number of drownings,” she said.

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