It has been a busy few months for the Nile Swimmers team, a lot of admin and work in the background. Lots of interesting things going on, not least the preparations for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention being hosted by the DLRG in Potsdam later in October.
Before we head to Germany, we have got a team heading out to Lebanon to deliver an RLSS (UK) Lifesaving Instructor training programme, and to support the delivery of a Bronze Medallion course immediately afterwards.
We have got a very busy programme ahead of us in Germany – even excluding the meetings, we are making several presentations – we would really love you to come and hear what we have to say on the following topics:
- Willingness to administer mouth to mouth ventilations by rural visitors in Bangladesh
- In denial – exploring the real risks around water in Africa
- From reactive to proactive – building capacity within the Sudanese Civil Defence
- Disasters in developing countries – International Rescue vs Local Resiliency
- ILSF Statement on basic aquatic survival skills – is it applicable?
- International collaboration – Swimmers across borders (co-authored with Lifeguards Without Borders
We are also looking forward to the launch of the second edition of the Handbook on Drowning – which has a number of chapters written by the Nile Swimmers team. It is going to be an exciting time.