Anti-drowning prevention, the S.A.F.E program available to schools

6 December 2019

Drowning Prevention: S.A.F.E. Water Safety Program Available to Schools

We work to ensure that all children are safe in the water. As such, we have created a FREE prevention program that aims to reduce the number of drownings and raise awareness in schools. How do you do it? With water safety tips.

Drowning prevention: why water safety is essential

“Water safety is about learning good practices and survival reflexes” explains Olivier, founder of the Swim Stars swimming school

So when your kids are preschoolers, chances are they’ve had a visit from a firefighter to learn about fire safety, right? To ensure that your children are exposed to the same type ofwater safety education, Swim Stars has developed a FREE education program that focuses on tips for staying safe in and around the water.

Indeed, this program named S.A.F.E. for Safety, Learning, Training, Environment is intended for children aged 3 to 7 years.

We want to deploy S.A.F.E. to make water safety a priority,” explains Olivier Chazot, founder of Swim Stars. ” Because we think it’s a good way to make as many children and parents as possible aware of the risks of drowning and the simple solutions to avoid them.

I am S.A.F.E. and therefore I am safe!

Our instructors teach children the importance of safety in and around the water. Indeed, danger can come from anywhere.

Our coaches also use these same techniques to teach lifesaving and safe swimming skills during weekly swim lessons at the Swim Stars network pools.

Because water is everywhere: at the pool, at the beach, near a river – and even at home while bathing. ” It’s a problem that all children will have to face in their lifetime, whether they go to the lake or the pool with their parents,” says Olivier. ” Everyone has to deal with water at some point. This is especially true for young people, where the risks are high.

Anti-drowning prevention: 4 main areas of active and passive water safety

Organized in a playful and educational way, the S.A.F.E. presentation features its mascot POULPY :

Auto-Rescue World Water Safety Day

Drowning: Poulpy presented the SAFE drowning prevention program to children – auto-rescue


Know the rules


Learn life-saving techniques


Knowing how to call for help


Understanding nature

The S.A.F.E. booklet and other surprises are given to the students to initiate the dialogue at home.

But I can already take advantage of it to discover

the 7 tips to avoid drowning

with the blog le bassins des tout-petits !

Ask us to come and present S.A.F.E.!

  • S.A.F.E., the water safety prevention program
  • For students 3 to 7 years old
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Cost: free

Contact Swim Stars to arrange a presentation: or 09 86 87 89 29

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