Lagos hosts training of the “Surf & Rescue” project

Training will be free

Photo: Bárbara Caetano | Sul Informação (file)

Lagos will host for the first time the “Surf & Rescue” project, which combines surfing and water rescue, through training scheduled for May 29th. 

The project, developed in partnership between the Association of Surf Schools of Portugal and the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos, provides training, from the north to the south of the country, with a theoretical and practical component aimed at surfers, surf school coaches and lifeguards who, over the course of seven hours of training, will be equipped with skills to help drowning victims and how to act in situations in which they themselves may be
in danger.

At the same time, the training grants participants 1,4 credit units to revalidate the Professional Title of Sports Coach, issued by the IPDJ (Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth).

In Lagos, the training will take place on Porto de Mós beach, on the 29th of May, anticipating the bathing season.

Committing to promoting safety on the beaches of Lagos, the municipality sponsors the training.

Registration is free, but must be done via official project page, as there is a limit on the number of trainees.