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 fit.