Photos: Princess Charlene joins kids on Corsican beach for ‘Water Safety Days’

Princess Charlene of Monaco and her Foundation have hosted the third edition of ‘Water Safety Days’ for kids in Calvi, Corsica.

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation had organised the water safety programme on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June in partnership with the City of Calvi.

Held exclusively for children from the city on Calvi beach, the programme featured introductory workshops in rescue, first aid and water safety.

The workshops, designed to be fun for kids, were led by Ambassador of the Foundation and quadruple freediving world record holder Pierre Frolla and his team from the Monegasque Sea Academy, as well as and Kevin Crovetto, Monegasque gymnast and Ambassador of the Foundation.

Calvi is located on the Northwest coast of Corsica. Photo credit: Eric Mathon, Prince’s Palace

On Friday morning, 71 children from CM2 classes at the Calvi Loviconi school took part in workshops in the presence of Princess Charlene of Monaco.

On Saturday, children between the ages of eight and 12 took part in a morning of aquatic activities on the beach.

The Port Xavier Colonna also hosted several associations and entertainment, including the discovery of marine fauna with STARESO (Underwater and Oceanographic Research Station), the sorting and recycling of plastics with the Corsican association Mare Vivu, the recovery of waste by the remote-controlled “Jellyfishbot” device, the testing of of water bikes, an introduction to scuba diving with Calvi Plongée, and an exhibition of the actions of the Princess Charlene Foundation at the Tour du Sel.

The Water Safety Days is now in its third edition and provides kids with fun aquatic workshops. Photo credit: Eric Mathon, Prince’s Palace

“The Water Safety Days in Calvi offer children, as well as the general public, a comprehensive program to raise awareness of drowning prevention and the preservation of the marine environment. These events bear witness to the commitment of the Foundation and the City of Calvi to aquatic education and the protection of the marine environment,” said the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in a statement.

Water Safety Days was supported by the SNSM (National Society for Sea Rescue) and Haute-Corse firefighters, as well as the various associations who took part.

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Feature photo credit: Eric Mathon, Prince’s Palace