Royal Life Saving Society Uganda

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The water safety activities took place between Tuesdays 24th   to Thursday 26th May 2016.The Royal Life Saving Society volunteers who took place in the event included; Mwedo Emmanuel, Ochola Mathew, Dralega David, Kafuko Celestine, Toko Gadafi , Kiwanuka Paddy and Andemani Austin.

The Volunteer presented water safety theory by the swimming Pool side and had practical in the swimming pool.  Within the participants who ranged from 10-24 years were those who had attended the previous two camps of 2014 and 2015, who initially could swim but were given the basics of swimming as a key survival skill by Royal Life Saving Society Uganda in 2014 and 2015 camps, during this period all of the previous participants who were by then taken through basics of swimming were now swimming at least with one stroke mostly breast stroke and front crawl.

There were also new participants who took interest in learning swimming as basic requirement for drowning prevention all of them were able to float, some able to try Breast stroke while others were able to try front crawl. They were advised to continue practicing what they had learnt.

Those who knew how to swim were swimming in the deep part of the pool under watchful eyes of some of the Royal Life Saving Society Uganda Volunteers. Within the three days there were five incidents that occurred with two being serious one was rescued using reach rescue while the second was rescued using tow rescue since he was far into the swimming pool. The Royal Life Saving Society members then left the camp on Thursday 26th May 2016

Updated: September 7, 2016 — 2:26 pm
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