-for survival swimming training in Bangladesh

Recently published evidence in Pediatrics showed that SwimSafe, a survival swimming teaching programme for children, is effective in preventing drowning and is cost-effective and could provide one component of a national drowning intervention. Through SwimSafe programme children learn swimming in the ponds modified by a safe bamboo structure. However, there has been an increasing trend to raise fish commercially in the ponds, as a result the swimming teaching venue in the rural areas has gradually becoming limited.  Moreover, there is a negligible number of ponds in the urban areas.

Portable poolsConsidering these IDRC-B introduced portable swimming pools, four in urban location, Dhaka, and one in Raiganj, the rural site to test the feasibility of portable swimming pools for SwimSafe in Bangladesh.