Princess Charlene Foundation teaches water safety in Greece

More than a thousand children and adults in Greece have received water safety training thanks to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

© Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco

The foundation, together with Water Salvation, taught 1,200 children and adults water safety under the program ‘Safe Greece 2019’ during the Xeniasto Melissi summer camp in July.

Water Salvation is a Greek non-profit organisation which implements entertaining and informative water safety training, both practical and theoretical, for campers aged six to 17 years of age and their camp counsellors at Cape Sounion.

The syllabus in July included land-based and water-based rescues, survival at sea, resuscitation, water safety rules and awareness on lifesaving sport. The lead instructor was two-time International Swimming Hall of Fame award-winner Dr. Stathis Avramidis, who was supported by 10 volunteers.

Project Manager Xavier Archimbaul received two commendations by Water Salvation and the Sport Organisation of the Piraeus Municipality on behalf of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

Camp Director Leonidas Kargakos and Water Salvation CEO Sotiris Bouzianis commended the presence and support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation for the advancement of water safety in Greece.