Signature of a Cooperation Agreement between Safe Water Sports and French Institute of Greece
Safe Water Sports Organization and the French Institute of Greece (GIE) / the Embassy of France in Greece signed on February 4, 2019 at the French Institute of Greece, in the presence of the French Consul in Greece, Mrs. Céline Pendariès, a Cooperation Agreement for the joint implementation of programs and awareness actions regarding safety issues in the water and in the sea, addressing Greeks who study French or they are French-speaking, tourists or expatriates who reside in Greece.
Certification of facilities & equipments for the water sports and recreational activities at hotels
Due to a recent decision made by the Ministry of Tourism, the existence of certification of facilities and equipments regarding the water sports centers and recreational activities such as the ''water sports certified quality'' model isued by TUV Austria Hellas, it now participates in the star rating category of each hotel.
Certified Quality Watersports Centers by TUV Austria Hellas
Safe Water Sports's collaboration with TUV Austria Hellas is progressing in a significat way by increasing the number of the licensed certified water sports centers in Greece.
Honorary Award for Safe Water Sports app at Mobile Excellence Awards 2018
An honorary award was given to Safe Water Sports Organization at Mobile Excellece Awards 2018 for the innovative implementation of Safe Water Sports app.
Awareness - Educational Safe Water Sports Centers in Mykonos, Dilesi and Vouliagmeni
Three awareness and educational centers that will inform both children and their parents about safety at sea and water sports through entertainment, began operating in Mykonos, Dilesi and Vouliagmeni.
New Campaign 2018 with George Panagiotakis
Giorgos Pangiotakis, World champion in free diving, Ambassador of Safe Water Sports Organization stars in the new campaign of Safe Water Sports inspired by Greece and its eternal blue.
According to him, ''Perseverance is the key to diving. Patience. Restraint. Training. Concentration. Going beyond what you thought you we're capable of.''
Νew General Port Regulation No 20
Safe Water Sports releases its first CD called...a ''dive into blue''
Safe Water Sports Wins a Gold Award at the Education Leaders Awards 2018
Safe Water Sports won the Gold Award in the Education Leaders Awards 2018, powered by RDC Informatics and Boussias Communications, for its initiative of the Educational Program.
Safe Water Sports Educational Program on Weekends at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Now that summer is approaching, join us in the Mediterranean Garden, Stavros Niarchos Park, for Safe Water Sports, an opportunity to learn how to be safe while enjoying water and having fun. Swim in your imagination at the gorgeous Safe Water Sports Beach, along with your favorite Playmobil sets, and discover how to stay safe on the beach and in the water. Identify the dangers lurking on our imaginary beach, along with Octopus Safe, and tell your stories using Story Cubes.
Presentation of the Safe Water Sports Educational Program at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
In the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the presentation of the Safe Water Sports educational program about safety in the sea and water that was coorganized by the Non-Profit Organization and Stavros Niarchos Foundational Cultural Center, was carried out with a great success on Friday, March 16, 2018, in the packed Lighthouse of the SNFCC.
Approval of the Safe Water Sports Educational Program
The training program of the Non-Profit Organization, Safe Water Sports that addresses primarily to Primary School students, has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, as it meets the scientific and pedagogical specifications.
Memorandum Sign between Safe Water Sports and Cyprus Police
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12.30 pm, the sign of the Cooperation Memorandum was accomplished between the Cyprus Police and the Non-Governmental Organization "Safe Water Sports" at the Offices of the Port and Maritime Police Administration in Limassol. The Memorandum was signed by the Assistant Head of Support, Andreas Koussioumis and the President of the Non-Governmental Organization "Safe Water Sports", Mr. Panagiotis Paschalakis, in the presence of the Commander of the Port and Maritime Police, Senior Police Officer, Ioannis Georgiou and the Deputy Governors of the Port and Maritime Police.
Safe Water Sports at the International Exhibition center - Thessaloniki
Safe Water Sports at the Naval Base Southern Evoia Gulf
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Deputy National Defense Minister (ANYETHA) Dimitris Vitsas attended Safe Water Sports presentation of its educational program for the safety as sea and watersports, at the Seafarers Officer's Resort at the Southern Euboea Marine Base in Agia Marina, Attica. The event was organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Hellenic Navy.
Safe Water Sports safety signboards installed in beaches of Mykonos and Saronikos
Safe Water Sports signboards are now a prominent feature of Mykonos and Saronicos beaches. These signs are offering warnings, safety instructions for swimming and watersports as well as general informations regarding each beach.
Congratulations to the Municipalities of Saronikos and Mykonos and the mayors, Georgios Sofronis and Konstantinos Koukas respectively, for theis decision to install Safe Water Sports signboards.
We hope that very soon our signboards will be placed to all coastal cities and islands of Greece.
Inauguration of the first training center located on the beach in Mykonos
Certified Quality watersports centers from TUV Austria Hellas
Safe Water Sports's partnership with TUV Austria Hellas is progressing rapidly, increasing the number of licensed certified water sports centers with the private certification protocol, "Water Sports Certified Quality".
The following watersports centers have been already certified:
- Mykonos Watersports at Kalafati Beach in Mykonos,
- Platis Gialos Water Sports in Mykonos, Mykonos Palace Hotel,
- Santa Maria Water in Paros,
- Plaka watersports on Plaka beach in Naxos,
- Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni (Trovas O.E. hosted in the nautical club)
- Kea Watersports in Kea island
- Costa Navarino Hotel (2 watersports centers)
- Umbrellas Water Sports Pefkoxori Chalkidiki
2017 educational program report
During the current school year, the educational program "PAY ATTENTION – LEARN – CARE” aiming to educate students on safety issues at the sea and the water related activities, was presented to more than 35,000 pupils and 350 schools throughout Greece (in all regions). The Hellenic Coast Guard is making its contribution to this effort, assigning officers employed at the country’s 167 port authorities, which will assume the role of the teacher-presenter, with Safe Water Sports providing suitable educational materials for capturing the attention of the children. The educational cmaterial was developed with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Pan-Hellenic Painting Contest of the Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy in collaboration with Safe Water Sports
Hellenic Coast Guard and Safe Water Sports were the organizers of the exhibition.