IWSD 2015: Mauritius

IWSD 2015: Mauritius

PRESS RELEASE The International Water Safety Day was celebrated on the 15th May 2015 by the Surf Lifesaving Association of Mauritius at Albion Beach where the DHL supported the events as well as Club Med La Plantation D’Albion. There were 40 participants from Terre De Paix and the aim of this event was to (i) Water Safety Awareness (ii) The importance of Lifejacket (iii) Beach Flag competition. The lecturers for this event were volunteers from Surf Life Saving Association of Mauritius; Mr Seblin, Mr Keesonath Prem, Mr Yan How Hok Lin, Mr Sarju, Mr Soondrum, the water safety officers (to assure safety in water) were Mr Amar Teeluck, Mr Yan How Hok Lin, Mr Kersley and Mr Thannoo (First Aider). We had a wrapped up from last year’s session on water safety by Mr Seblin, then moved to the beach flag competition (related to beach fitness and keeping fit) by Mr Seblin, Mr Keesoonath, the last was the importance of wearing a lifejacket where Mr Sarju added it will save your life in case your boat or craft capsized.  Water Safety tips, watch the weather conditions before swimming, do not  consume alcohol before swimming. Mr Ramharai Viraj – Surf Lifesaving Coach and International Lifesaving Trainer mentioned that look at the source of the problem of drowning and deal with it, use the beach as a source of getting rid of disease and beach flag increase makes a lifesaver be...
Dean-Callahan Scholarship Fund

Dean-Callahan Scholarship Fund

The 1st Annual Dean-Callahan Summer Swim Off and Volleyball Tournament went off without a hitch on Friday, August 15th, 2014. In fact, there wasn’t really room to move — it was packed. Over 500 hundred people showed up at Mallory Country Club to show their support. The fundraiser created a scholarship for Norfolk Public Schools athletes in memory of two superb young men, Carlton Dean and Joey Callahan. Both of them swam in the Virginia Beach Swim League and for Maury High School. Carlton Dean Jr, at only 19 years old, was killed in a September 2012 shooting. Joey Callahan, 22, drowned after he jumped off the Granby Street bridge in July of 2013. The event was a celebration of these two young men’s lives and what they meant to their friends and family. People came from all over, old and young. I ran into people that I haven’t seen in over a decade — a testament to the two lives we lost all too early. If you are local and didn’t get to come, don’t worry, there is always next summer. So pack your Speedo and goggles because you won’t want to be on the sidelines for the 2nd Annual Swim Off. For more information, please visit...