Lifesaving South Africa President, Dylan Tommy, confirmed the appointment of Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, as Patron of Lifesaving SA, at an event held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban.
The Princess discovered her passion for the water and dedicated 20 years of her life to become an Olympic swimmer, representing South Africa in the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
The partnership between the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa and Lifesaving South Africa will strengthen the promotion of water safety and support ‘learn to swim’ projects in South Africa.
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA, also announced the distribution of 200 rescue boards, valued in excess of R2 million, from the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA to Lifesaving SA, with thanks to Cell C and Richmark Holdings. This will see every LSA affiliated lifesaving club in South Africa receiving rescue boards to continue their critical service to the community.
We hope more of our children will learn this imperative skill of swimming so that they can enjoy Durbans’warm waters safely.
By: Lisanne Lazarus