Teaching Open Water Swimming Safety To The Next Generation

Teaching Open Water Swimming Safety To The Next Generation

From Tunisia and American Samoa to North Alaska and Thailand, adults are recognizing the need to teach the next generation how to swim and, specifically, how to survive and save others in the open water.

Organizers of the 18th Laguna Phuket Triathlon launched Laguna’s Swim Survival Program this week. Schools in Phuket, Thailand are bringing their children to the triathlon to support the event and get a dose of inspiration.

David Campion of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts explained to Neil Quail why a community economically dependent upon the hospitality industry should develop open water safety programs.

Families and businesses rely on Laguna for employment so one way of developing that relationship is by teaching children the benefits of water safety. It’s the right thing for us and the community.”

Photo by Neil Quail.

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