National Sea Rescue Institute's (NSRI) WaterWise Academy, the proactive educational arm of Sea Rescue has taught over 435.388 children about water safety since its inception in 2006.

Our 9 educators are based around South Africa and visit the classrooms of previously disadvantaged schools.

We target 9 to 14 year old kids since they are most at risk of death by drowning.

We teach them what to do in an emergency, who to call for help and how to initiate basic bystander CPR, while they wait for an ambulance to arrive. 

The children are given a basic understanding of what to do, should they find themselves in an emergency and very importantly, how to identify and avoid rip currents, as well as what to do if they, or their friends, are caught in one.

Our Waterwise Eden Instructor is proudly sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, and Transnet National Ports Authority sponsors another six Instructors.

Sea Rescue funds the remaining two, with public donations, that are made specifically to the WaterWise Academy project.

If you would like to know more about the WaterWise Academy Project, you can visit the NSRI WaterWise Website, or e-mail Andrew Ingram for more information.