European Water Safety Week

The European Water Safety Week takes place June 21-27, 2019. Several ILS Europe Member Associations participate with specific activities or events:

Royal Lifesaving Society UK

This is the biggest campaign of the year, which engages with schools, leisure centres, community groups, businesses, partnering organisations and supporters, encouraging them to promote water safety during a concentrated time frame.

Portuguese Lifesaving Federation

June 21: Publication of the 2019 Drowning Statistics

June 24: Publication of the Drowning Prevention Video
“SOS Afogamento – European Water Safety Week 2019”

June 26: Public National Water Safety Workshops, all over Portugal, organized by the local Lifeguard

Water Safety Ireland

June 21-June 27: “Know The Lifeguard Flags“: Distribution of wristbands explaining the Lifeguard Flags to all primary schools in Ireland and all Lifeguard huts Nationwide.

June 21-June 27: “The scariest moment of my life”…: A Lifeguard talks about the importance of Lifeguard Flags:

Beach Patrol Ukraine

June 24-June 27: Junior Lifeguard Workshop at Kyiv, Schools of Dniprovskyi District,

Royal Spanish Livesaving Federation

June 24: Beach Junior lifeguards join with professional lifeguard on the beach to learn about their job,

June 25: Aquatic safety conference and meeting by the experts of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation and Spanish Red Cross.

June 26: Valencia – Malvarrosa Beach: Research day. Simulated Emergency Response to evaluate rescue lifeguard times and assessment of the protocol to follow in case of drowning

June 27: Valencia – Malvarrosa Beach, Spain: CPR and first aid workshops for beach users. Dissemination of prevention advices to beach users (#StopAhogados Campaign)

June 28: Valencia – Paterna Swimmingpool, Spain: CPR and first aid workshops for pool users. Dissemination of prevention advices to pool users (#StopAhogados campaign). A sport that saves lives. Under 8 and under 10 Pool Spanish Lifesaving Championship.

German Lifesaving Association

June 27/28: Halle – Geiseltalsee/Pool Neustadt, Germany:
17th Youth Cup Germany: Nearly 200 young athlethes at the age 14-18 from national clubs will take part at the championships.