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Experts: in order to reduce the statistics of drownings, we need to work together within the existing resources.

To bring attention to the unchanging and tragic statistics of drowning, the “Swim Safe” association and the Latvian Swimming Federation (LPF) brought together 18 representatives from various institutions, services, local governments, and non-governmental organizations on May 18 for a roundtable discussion. The topic was “Will the number of drownings and water-related injuries in Latvia be…
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Lecture for municipal employees

On April 26, 2023, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, in collaboration with specialists from the Health Inspectorate, organized training for representatives of the National Healthy Municipalities Network on water safety issues and promoting health literacy among municipal residents. Representatives of the “Swim Safely” organization, Zane Gemze and Toms Jēkabsons, discussed the organization, supervision,…
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“HOW TO TEACH SWIMMING? | LEVEL 3 – first graduate!“

On March 18, 2023, 25 sports educators and swimming coaches learned a new approach to technique training and took part in practical sessions at the Ķīpsala swimming pool. Throughout the day, coach Pāvels Murāns and Toms Jekabsons answered questions about whether excellent results are achievable by swimming fast or gracefully, the importance of proper breathing,…
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Workshops on safe behavior near and in water “How not to drown” in Liepaja and Valmiera

The practical lessons for children and their parents covered the basic principles of safe behavior near and in water. Participants learned the conditions for choosing safe swimming spots, rules for leisure activities near and in water, as well as what to do in emergency situations, the skills needed to survive in the water, and how…
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How to teach kids to swim so they feel safe in the water 2022 | 1st LEVEL

Swim safely in cooperation with the Latvian Swimming Federation in October 2022 in Balvi, Valmiera and Riga invited every sports coach and interested person to the upgrade training courses “How to teach kids to swim so they feel safe in the water 2022 | 1st LEVEL”. Thanks to funding received from the Society Integration Foundation,…
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Outdoor lessons for children about safe recreation by the water in summer 2022

In the summer of 2022, we met with more than 800 children and young people across Latvia. In order to provide practical swimming skills and teach safe swimming and behaviour in and around water bodies, we are funded by AAS Balta and funds donated during the 24-hour basketball tournament “Krastu mačs”. Water survival skills, behaviour in…
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Free video lessons on water safety

The association “Swim safely” and the Latvian Swimming Federation invite everyone to watch free classes on safe behaviour near and on the water.  Four video lessons suitable for different ages with free access at any time convenient for teachers or parents. Lessons are intended for kindergarten students in grades 1-4, grades 5-9 and for students…
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In the spring of 2022, 120 teachers have completed the upgrade training courses “How to teach kids to swim so they feel safe in the water 2022 | 2nd LEVEL”

In April and May 2022, the “Swim Safely” association, in cooperation with the State Education Content Centre, held free courses for the improvement of professional competence for the sports teachers of general education schools “Learning proficiency by implementing the curriculum in the field of health and physical activity – swimming”, 2nd level. The teachers had the…
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The course programme for the improvement of professional competence for the sports teachers of general education schools “Learning proficiency by implementing the curriculum in the field of health and physical activity – swimming”, October, November 2021

In 2021, 160 sports teachers of general education from all over Latvia participated in the programme of professional competence improvement courses for teachers “How to teach swimming so that children feel safe in the water”. In the difficult conditions of the Covid-19 epidemic, face-to-face classes were held in Riga, Daugavpils; due to restrictions, the training of…
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Open swimming lesson LEARN TO SWIM! 2021

On 26 September 2021, the third open swimming lesson “Learn to swim” took place at Rimi Olympic Centre. During the event, 40-minute free swimming lessons were held under the guidance of certified trainers for children from 6 months of age, adults and seniors. The event took place within the framework of the European Sports Week #BeActive,…
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