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Our Survival Swimming lessons are critical to teaching children and adults from disadvantaged communities what to do if they find themselves in difficulty in the water. A significant challenge has been to find a water body to teach these lessons that is accessible and safe in these often underserviced communities.

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“We hope to create a swimming culture amongst the children and teachers who we have taught how to swim. The skills the teachers will gain will allow them to teach upcoming students how to survive in water,”

Andrew Ingram, Drowning Prevention Manager


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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 26 April 2024

The privilege of saving lives

As the ‘23/’24 Survival Swimming season draws to a close, we take a look at the very first volunteer Survival Swimming venue, the Sea Point Pavilion in Cape Town, which is still going strong.

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 27 March 2024

POP! goes Survival Swimming

The NSRI, in collaboration with Fluidra South Africa, are piloting a new type of pool – POP! – one that, if successful, will see even more children around the country learn life-saving swimming skills.

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 5 December 2023

Survival Swimming Lesson Locations | NSRI Summer Safety

Dive into safety this summer with NSRI's Survival Swimming lessons! Join us across South Africa to equip yourself with life-saving skills. Learn essential techniques to stay safe around water. Don't just enjoy the summer, embrace it with confidence.

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 27 October 2023

Survival Swimming season is here

The NSRI’s free Survival Swimming classes will be equipping children and adults with lifesaving skills around the country this summer. Read on to find a class near you…

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 27 September 2023

Reaching new heights

The fifth NSRI Survival Swimming Centre was delivered to Steilhoogte Primary School in Vredendal this month, making lifesaving water safety skills accessible to the entire community.

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 24 April 2023

Making headway: Survival Swimming Programme update

As the season draws to a close, Drowning Prevention Project Coordinator Nazreen Adams shares some highlights and gives us an update on her team’s progress.