Inspiration - Heroes of Drowning Prevention

Safety When It Matters (SWIM) is inspired by those working at the forefront in drowning prevention. 

These include some of the organisations below:  CLICK on the logos and find out more ↓  






Nile Swimmers’ is a unique and innovative program aimed at reducing rates of drowning around the River Nile. Tom Mecrow and Dan Graham are the co-founders and are generous in giving regular support and advice to SWIM







Lifeguards without Borders are a ‘non-profit organization composed of lifeguards and health care professionals who are devoted to doing their part, through domestic and international training, program development, and research, to lessen the global burden of drowning’.



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The Alliance for Safe Children  – Drowning Prevention programs in Asia.



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Stop Drowning  / Bangladesh Anchal and Survival Swimming (BASS) seek to reduce drowning mortality and morbidity by leading on research, advocacy and collaboration work for high-risk communities.







The International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) have a passion for open water and a strong desire to prevent drownings. ISLA aids people in championing the aquatic safety situation in their own coastal communities. ISLA also recruit volunteers. One of their projects is providing lifesaving assistance to Syrian refugees who come by boat to Greece.






SwimSafe programme in Asia. Collaboration  by TASC, RLSSA and other partner organisations to teach children survival swimming.




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‘The International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sports. The ILS also sponsor annual World Conference on Drowning Prevention.








The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) save lives at sea around the British Isles. Lifeboat crews & lifeguards have saved more than 140,000 lives since 1824. RNLI have recently started to invest lifesaving resources into drowning prevention in low and middle-income countries.







The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the drowning prevention charity & the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. RLSS have also recently started to invest lifesaving resources into drowning prevention in low and middle-income countries.












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