The day began with a bus ride from Hoi An to the beautiful Le Belhamy Resort at Ha My beach. Once at the beach, the students were split into two groups to learn water safety theory, before putting their learning into practice! It was a hot day, but fortunately the sea was calm, so the children were able to practice floating and swimming peacefully.
Many children commented that the instructors from Swim Viet Nam were very informative, enthusiastic and funny, which made them feel comfortable and safe. There were 17 teachers, 13 volunteers and 9 CEF team members in attendance, which meant plenty of careful supervision and individual attention for each student. Many of the students had attended CEF Water Safety Day events in previous years, so they were able to move on from floating and doggie paddle to more advanced swimming techniques such as backstroke and sidestroke. After the lessons, the students animatedly took part in several fun water games, including tug-of-war and a relay.