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Drowning Prevention

No person should drown. And yet, in South Africa 29% of fatal drownings are children under 14 years of age. Drowning is preventable and the NSRI is committed to being at the forefront of reaching as many people as possible with our Drowning Prevention initiatives.

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Proactive initiatives, innovation and collaboration are key to our approach to Drowning Prevention.

World Drowning Prevention Day 2022

Why Drowning Prevention matters

We cannot afford to ignore the perils of drowning – and the value of water safety measures. On average there are approximately 1 484 drownings in South Africa annually, of which 29% (450) occur amongst children under 14 years.

Why it works

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How you can help

Our aim is to empower all South Africans to be safe in and around water. To do this, we need your help.

Invite us to present at your schools and clubs
Talk to us about hosting Survival Swimming lessons
If you’re a strong swimmer, volunteer to become a Survival Swimming instructor
Sponsor a Pink Rescue Buoy
Volunteer to look after a Pink Rescue Buoy in your area

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations, however small, to support our Drowning Prevention initiatives.
Each Water Safety lesson costs just R10 per child. Each Pink Rescue Buoy costs only R1 500