According to the International Life Saving Federation, four out of every ten drownings occur a few meters offshore or poolside. The main reason for this is the lack of supervision from parents or no presence of a certified lifesaver.
But what happens in such a scenario when one has surviving swimming skills? The odds of surviving could be higher. You can learn basic survival swimming skills in Kenya through Lifesaving Africa Rescuers.
What is Drowning?
World Health Organization defines it as the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion or immersion in liquid.
Did you know drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 360,000 people die annually from drowning. That’s over 9% of total global mortality.
Reasons to learn basic survival swimming skills.
There are several benefits in learning how to swim, especially, at an early age. It improves your physical and mental development and raises the chances of surviving a drowning.
Compared to traditional swimming, survival swimming requires a certified instructor that will not only educate your child but demonstrate proven methods.
Before you enroll your child, confirm an internationally recognized body accredits the organization. For example, Lifesaving Africa Rescuers, based in Kenya is accredited by Kenya Lifesaving Federation (KLF). KLF is a member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILSF).
For an individual or organization to be certified, a course developed by ILS must be completed.
Lifesaving Africa Rescuers
We are located at Barclays Sports Club. Lifesaving Africa Rescuers is an accredited organization that offers lifesaving courses, first aid course, pool management, learn to swim, scuba diving course, flood safety, and flood rescue courses.
Whether you want to learn, have an employee trained or have your swimming pool audited or managed, Lifesaving Africa Rescuers has the expertise and experience.