When I was told that there would be lifeguard training for women in Sudan run by Nile Swimmers, I got really excited because Sudan has never had trained women lifeguards. I was going to join the first course and that made me feel proud.
The course began on 5th October 2015 and it continued for four special days in which we learnt very important things regarding the technique of saving lives and rescuing. This experience showed that Sudan has good swimmers and well trained women lifeguards who are hard workers interested in saving peoples’ lives.
Just this last weekend, on 21st November, as lifeguards we had the chance to prove ourselves when we had to cross the Nile with the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sudan to raise awareness of water safety. It was an exciting experience crossing the Nile with only women without worrying about drowning.
Thanks to the Dutch Embassy, and the Nile Swimmers team in both UK and Sudan for making it a success and special thanks to Becky! You were a wonderful coach!
By Rana Moawia Mohamed