Close to 40 swimming lifeguards, coaches and swimmers are expected to pass out this afternoon from a three day life saving training workshop that has been going on at Ache Havana swimming pool at the Centenary Park.
“I have been imparting skills on how to save swimmers from drowning and also using life saving skills in the water today(Yesterday) with the lifeguards,coaches and swimmers like towing swimmers in the water using bricks as chin of a person,” Fred Sserwanga Assistant Inspector of Police Rescue Services Trainer and Water Life Guard trainer of the Uganda Police said at the workshop yesterday. “I believe this training will go in a long way in helping the lifeguards safeguard swimmers in different swimming pools and other water bodies.”
The other instructor who is conducting the workshop is William Koon, from the International Surf Lifesaving Association. It’s the third time that this workshop is being held and is the brain-child of Swim Safe Uganda director Moses Kalanzi, which is a community based program that is run by a group of swimming lifesavers in Uganda.
Participants at this three day workshop came from KCCA, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Gender and Labour, Ministry of Water Land and Enviroment, Uganda Defense Forces, Royal Life Saving Society Uganda, Uganda Swimming Federation and Uganda Life Saving Federation.
The three day workshop sponsored by Henkel Polymer Group and supported by Uganda Police, Lifeguards Without Boarders.