Every year celebrations take place worldwide on selected days to draw the world’s attention to certain causes. May 15th is International Water Safety Day. This celebration aims to raise awareness about drowning prevention through various techniques that require professional trainers and practitioners. The celebration acts as a milestone to reflect on the issue of drowning, a problem that is all too common on a planet with more water than land. Activists and concerned people carry out activities all year long but they work hand-in-hand on this day through local, regional and international media to deliver their drowning prevention message to the general public around the world.
The Management Team of Nile Swimmers in Sudan organized an activities program for International Water Safety Day that targeted both youth and adults. Training of guardians is necessary to keep very young children safe and to help pass on water safety messages to the next generation. Nile Swimmers believe every parent should acquire the skills to look after their children in case of emergency.