The Lagos State Waterways Authority has said its week-long water safety and swimming training for children will instil water confidence in them.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by LASWA on Wednesday, adding that the advocacy programme was organised in partnership with the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and Dolphin Swim School.

The statement read, “To catch them young and reduce water phobia among Lagosians, the Lagos commenced a week-long water safety class and swimming Training for pupils in the riverine communities of Epe Local Government Area.

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“The swimming training is the third edition of one of LASWA’s advocacy programmes tagged, ‘The Lagos water savvy kids programme.’ Together LASWA, SUBEB, and DSS aim to instil water confidence in school pupils by teaching them theoretical and practical knowledge on waterways safety, swimming skills, and basic survival techniques in an emergency.

“No fewer than 50 students from five public schools in riverine communities at the Epe axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this year’s edition. With this training, school children using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self-reliant in an emergency.”

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