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In Japan, instructors are trained to transmit the passion of lifesaving to the youngest

With the support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Japan Lifesaving Association (JLA) has been implementing training sessions to train rescuers and instructors and to support junior lifesaving sports.

The goal is to enable water safety instructors to further expand water safety education to locals, schools, and public facilities.

By March 2023, 2000 children will receive water safety education and 200 children will be trained and raised through Junior competition opportunities. On top of that, training sessions will have seen the participation of 100 new rescuers and 200 existing skill-up instructors.

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, the National Junior Lifesaving Championships were held on the Sotoura coast in Shimoda City. Fluorescent color lycras which are highly visible and useful for safety management were distributed to the participating young athletes.