Water Safety

Inauguration of the Centre de Sauvetage Aquatique de Monaco (C.S.A.M.) - Aquatic Rescue Center of Monaco - 03.11.2014



The Aquatic Rescue Center of Monaco (Le Centre de Sauvetage Aquatique de Monaco, or CSAM) is the result of the combined efforts of The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation—whose primary objective is to save lives by putting an end to drowning—of Pierre Frolla, one of its Ambassadors, and of the Monegasque Government.
 
Situated on the Larvotto Beach in Monaco, the Center opened its doors to students on 3rd November 2014.

In collaboration with Monaco’s Department of Education, Youth, and Sport, the CSAM offers 7th grade students seven training sessions, as a supplement to the swimming lessons that are already included in the school curriculum. Its mission is to enable young people to be completely autonomous in aquatic environments, and prevent the many accidents caused by drowning.

The CSAM would also like to reach a wider audience. It aims to train beach guards, lifeguards, and anyone wishing to intervene in aquatic environments, starting from the youngest possible age.

The center can also be of service to those seeking to obtain their First Aid/CPR Certification (PSC1), to become a Certified First Aid Responder (PSE1), or to become an Advanced Medical First Aid Responder (PSE2). Five-day training courses dedicated to emergency assistance and sea rescues will be offered during school holidays and from June to September.

The CSAM exemplifies the purpose of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, which strives to develop athletic activities for children and to prevent drowning.

These classes will take place from Monday to Friday during the months of September to July, excluding weekends and school holidays.
 
The CSAM would also like to reach a wider audience. It aims to train beach guards, lifeguards, and anyone wishing to intervene in aquatic environments, starting from the youngest possible age.

The center can also be of service to those seeking to obtain their First Aid/CPR Certification (PSC1), to become a Certified First Aid Responder (PSE1), or to become an Advanced Medical First Aid Responder (PSE2). Five-day training courses dedicated to emergency assistance and sea rescues will be offered during school holidays and from June to September.

The CSAM exemplifies the purpose of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, which strives to develop athletic activities for children and to prevent drowning.
 
Teaching children preventative measures and how to swim allows them to save their own life or someone else’s.  It may also introduce them to possible future career paths.

Through the Aquatic Rescue Center of Monaco, the Principality is becoming a trailblazer in the area of rescue training.

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