Water Safety

Water Safety instructor training - Japan



The water safety instructor training project which took place between 2017 and 2019, was a first in Japan for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Its goal was to train 100 new teachers who would, in turn, train 2000 people.

The lessons were provided by the Japan LifeSaving Association (JLA). The JLA is based in Tokyo, but its aim is to increase the number of lifeguards in regions where they are lacking, mainly rural areas.

At the end of this very positive partnership, 3,420 people were reached, including 2,146 children aged 6 to 18 and 1,274 adults. Among the trained adults, 188 became Water Safety instructors, 570 became ILS lifeguards and 516 learned the basics of drowning prevention.