Specialised safety training

 

Classes were designed to apply new considertions under ‘decreto 116/2018’ dealing with emergencies on Canarian beaches and bathing zones
PFAE is a scheme in alternative training with employment, and has been working with the ‘Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro’ programme and the Arona lifesaving programme. Participants received specialist training to deal with emergencies under the guidance of Néstor Padrón, subdirector of the regional government civil protection and emergency department.

The students were given instruction in protecting the public and coordinating services in emergency situations on beaches and other public bathing spots in the Canarias.

Padrón emphasised to the course the importance of the lifeguard, a person who must be properly and professionally trained and qualified to work in the open sea. The students working under the ‘Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro’ programme are being given all the tools and training necessary to achieve the proper qualification and certification when they have completed the programme.

Under new regulations dealing with beaches and bathing areas the different risk criteria need to be taken into consideration, such as grades of danger, whether bathing is permitted, etc. The teams also take into consideration factors such as prevention of risk situations by the civil and emergencies bodies.

These measures, (Decreto 116/2018) have been adopted in line with the coastal legislation and in particular those relating the safety of persons and maintaining safe bathing spaces as public zones

 

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Ready to swim the coast?

Costa Adeje swim registration open

Registration for the annual Costa Adeje swim is now open. The event, organised by the Adeje council’s sports department and Anima2, takes place on May 20th and will include two distances, 2,500 m. and 7,500 m.
The swims will be along the Adeje coast line and are seen both as something to challenge those who already enjoy open-sea swimming as well as encouraging others to take up this very healthy activity.
More information and registration: https://www.canaryrun.com/carrera/travesia-costa-adeje/

 

Over 200 swimmers to take the plunge

 

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This year almost 200 swimmers, including international teams, have signed up to take part in the Costa Adeje bay swims taking place this Saturday, May14th. There are two distances, 1,300 metres and 7.500 metres, and the event is organised by the Adeje sports department and Anima2.

There are two distinct set off points. For the longer race swimmers enter the water at the Playa de Ajabo in Callao Salvaje at 9am, for the shorter distance they will start at Playa del Duque, at 11am, with both races finishing at Playa Fañabe.

This is the fourth year of the bay swim which is now considered one of the best tests for open sea swimmers in the Canary Islands with a linear swimming challenge of almost 8 kilometres. The Adeje councillor for sport, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said “our main challenge is to promote healthy leisure pursuits and at the same time encouraging people to visit Costa Adeje and get to know the zone from a different perspective.

“This is a sport with many followers and we are delighted to welcome visiting athletes who will also help us in promoting what we have to offer here,” he said. One of the visiting clubs, the Phoenix Masters Swim Club from Dublin, met before the race with Adolfo and congratulated him and those behind the organisation of the event.