For several years we at Stockholm International Swimming Club have been running free swimming courses for asylum seekers in Sweden. We organize such courses in cooperation with Stockholm Länsstyrelsen. This year, our project is called Vattenstart and its focus is on water safety — in particular, open water safety.
Since January, we have organized several swimming courses in the pools for asylum seekers with different swimming levels. In the summer we held an open water camp for asylum seekers.
Our coaches Qlasse and Ho Yi also conducted two workshops about open water safety.