6 Pillars of our organization

Community Water Safety Education and Outreach Program

Lifeguard Training

Learn to Swim Program

Survival Swimming Education

Research and Validation

Leadership and Operational Excellence

1. Community Water Safety Education and Outreach Program

3 locations Buvuma island, Lake Bunyonyi, Kalangala

Our instructors provide:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Water safety education
  • Rescue techniques
  • CPR


2. Learn to Swim Program
Our learn to swim program is taken in various districts of Uganda like Kalangala, Buvuma, Kabale, Wakiso and Kampala.
Youth are trained with our focus on delivering:

  • Swimming lessons (following WHO 21 steps)
  • Water safety education

174 children trained and certified in basic swimming skills from all 50 Uganda Scout districts in 2018

3000 scouts taught the 10 water safety messages in 2018


3. Survival Swimming Program
Locations: Radio stations, community meetings, schools
We promote:

  • Life jacket usage instructions
  • Public awareness education
  • School water safety education efforts


4. Lifeguard Training
3 Locations: 2 in Kampala, 1 mobile
Settings: Pool positions, open water/beach rescue

  • Basic rescue and drowning prevention
  • Pool management
  • Interpreting signs of drowning and distress


5. Research and Validation
We currently recommend and are working on…

  • Development of lifeguards curriculum with
  • Promotion of inclusion of water safety education into schools’ curriculum
  • Development of national aquatic signage standards
  • And much more


6. Leadership and operational excellence
Our team is made up of

  • 6 trained SSU instructors
  • 12 community instructors
  • 3 program commissioners
  • Many stakeholders and board members