The Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco, the Monaco Aquatic and Diving Rescue Center (CSAPM), the Cap ô Pas Cap Association organized the “Water Safety Day for the prevention of drowning” on June 17th, in partnership with the Monegasque Red Cross.
Princess Charlene and her brother Gareth Wittstock, Secretary General of the Foundation, welcomed 58 children on the beach of Larvotto yesterday. Aged 11 to 13 years, the participants were able to benefit from the “Water Safety” operation, a day of discovery and awareness for aquatic safety and rescue.
Also present for the occasion, Pierre Frolla, quadruple world apnea record holder and Director of the Monaco Aquatic Rescue and Diving Center (ambassador of the Princess Charlene Foundation). Mr. Frolla was accompanied by many personalities and high-level athletes such as Stéphanie Barneix, Alexandre Bermond, Kevin Crovetto, Henry Davis, Hassan of Monaco, Julien Lalanne, Sandrine de Labarre, Anthony Mazzer, Alice Modolo, Gwendal Peizerat, Marc Toesca, and Kate Williams. All come to sensitize the children to the first ones and to the risks related to the marine environment.
A Water Safety operation aimed at raising public awareness of water-related dangers, and also for teaching children the preventive measures as well as how to swim. A welcome initiative as summer vacation approaches.
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.