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Developing a water safety strategy for Saudi Arabia

For a week in September I travelled to Saudi Arabia on behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia to assist the Saudi Arabian Swimming Federation develop a water safety strategic plan across all aquatic environments.

It’s a ‘green fields’ opportunity for water safety with next to no current water safety systems in place. I hope that the strategic direction I’ve developed for them will help build a solid foundation for the organisation’s future and ultimately save many lives.

It was an amazing experience, the country was much different to what I had prepared myself for (thanks to western media and out-dated myths) and the people were amazing.

As a country they are becoming open-minded about change and I learnt as much about their culture and religion as I passed on in water safety knowledge.

There’s a lot of opportunity in Saudi Arabia, who knows, one day we might even teach OceanFit programs over there! Watch this space…

Here’s a small selection of photos from my trip:

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Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.

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