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LASWA Trains School Children in Riverine Public Schools in Epe Swimming Lessons 


Oluyinka Onigbinde 

In a bid to reduce water phobia among Lagosians, particularly among the young ones the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has organised a week-long water safety class and swimming training for pupils in the riverine communities of Epe local government.

Some of the children at the water safety class and swimming training organised by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Epe recently.


The swimming training is the 3rd edition of one of LASWA’s advocacy programs tagged” the Lagos Water Savvy Kids Program.” LASWA had partnered with the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB and the Dolphin Swim School, a premier swim program serving women and children in Lagos state. Together LASWA, SUBEB  and DSS aim to instill water confidence in school pupils by teaching them theoretical and practical knowledge on waterways safety, swimming skills, and basic survival techniques in an emergency.

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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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