With only about 15% of South Africans that can swim there is a great need to teach especially school-going children how to survive when ending up in a difficult situation in a pool, river, or the sea.

This, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute, which this week launched its first Survival Swimming Centre at the Meiring Primary School in Riebeek Kasteel.

NSRI CEO, Dr. Cleeve Robertson says the Centre features an indoor swimming pool, that’s built into a shipping container.

Robertson says this allows swimming instructors to, in a controlled environment, teach kids what to do when finding themselves in difficulty in a body of water.

Read more on this initiative here.

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