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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 5 December 2022

Facing her fears for her sons

Primary school English and Social Science teacher Sanelisiwe Madukwana tells us the story of her heart-breaking loss and how learning survival swimming has helped her and her family heal. ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 5 December 2022

Melkbosstrand pays tribute to lives lost

On Saturday 5 November, Station 18 (Melkbosstrand) lifeguard, sea and shore crew gathered on the beach in front of the base for their annual commemoration swim-out. We chatted to station commander Hein Köhne about the history of the event and ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 5 December 2022

Survival Swimming Centres win award

On 19 October this year, the International Maritime Rescue Federation, a body dedicated to uniting and recognising search and rescue organisations around the globe, chose the NSRI’s Survival Swimming Centre to receive first place in the Innovation & Technology category ...

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FUNDRAISING  | Published: 5 December 2022

Thanks to the friends of NSRI St Francis

NSRI St Francis Bay crew are looking forward to their new base and the arrival of their 10.6m cabin RIB. ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 5 December 2022

Pop into a free pop-up Survival Swimming lesson

All children deserve to be taught basic water safety skills: this is the goal of the NSRI’s free pop-up Survival Swimming lessons, happening at certain pools near you. ...

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DROWNING PREVENTION  | Published: 5 December 2022

Surprising facts about inland drownings

It may be called the National Sea Rescue Institute, but the NSRI also works hard to prevent inland drownings – the most common kind. ...