Water Safety Day 6th June 2016 – Monaco – CSAM – Rose des Vents

On 6th June 2016, H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco took part in a Water Safety Day organised by Her Foundation, the Centre de Sauvetage Aquatique de Monaco (CSAM) and Cap O Pas Cap (French association) in partnership with the Monegasque Red Cross and the Department of National Education, Youth and Sports.
As the summer season approaches, the messages promoted by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation are more relevant than ever: to raise public awareness of the dangers of water, to educate children on prevention measures and to teach them to swim.
90 school children aged between 11 and 13 – from Bellevue School in Beausoleil and the F.A.N.B. and Charles III Schools in the Principality – participated in the thematic workshops which were: discovering the aquatic environment and drowning prevention, initiation in water rescue (beach flags, rescue tubes and nipper boards) and last but not least practising CPR and using defibrillators.
As drowning prevention is a shared concern, high level athletes also took part in the workshops: Pierre Frolla, CSAM director, four-time world record holder in free-diving and ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, Stéphanie Barneix-Geyer, President of Cap O pas Cap (coastal rescue and paddle board world champion), Alexandra Luz and Itziar Abascal Rivero (both world coastal rescue champions), Julien Lalanne (world SERC champion) Carlos Alonso Ruiz (European rescue board champion) and Anthony Mazzer (European junior coastal rescue champion), Alain Bernard (two-time Olympic freestyle swimming champion), Virginie Dedieu (three-time Olympic synchronised swimming champion), Stéphane Diagana (400m hurdle world champion), Guillaume Néry (multiple free-diving record holder), Kevin Rolland (Olympic half pipe skiing medallist) and Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry.

©Gaétan Luci/Palais Princier 2016