Water Safety Day students at Larvotto beach cheered on by Princess Charlene

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Princess Charlene headed down to the beachfront in Larvotto to look on as students from the Principality took part in her eponymous foundation’s Water Safety Day.  

The Princess wasn’t the only celebrity figure to participate at this year’s Water Safety Day in Monaco. World freediving record holder Pierre Frolla as well as a host of other sporting personalities, including Swim-Run champions Kate Williams and Alexandre Bermond, and taekwondo Olympic medalist Marlene Harnois, were all on hand to help the 100 Monaco-educated students hone and practise their skills at sea. 

“Having these champions present reinforces the drowning prevention message and helps create positive inspiration for children,” says the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

The students were taught life-saving techniques such as CPR and the recovery position. Photo credit: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier de Monaco

Coastal Rescue world champion Julien Lalanne was also present to supervise workshops and shared his stories with the 5th grade classes of the Charles III College, 6th graders from the Institution François D’Assise-Nicolas Barré and pupils from the CM2 classes of the Ecole de la Condamine.  

The young students were taught how to perform a coastal rope rescue, how to use rescue tubes and rescue boards, and the potentially life-saving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A new environmental and climate awareness workshop wrapped up a hands-on day of learning.  

The event, held on 22nd June, was co-organised by the Monegasque Sea Academy, the Monaco Red Cross and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.  

It followed on from a similar Water Safety Day organised by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation that was held last week in Calvi, Corsica. The Water Safety Days are held annually.  

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Photo credit: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier de Monaco