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ILASA is proud to assist ISLA every year in saving lives
ISLA ON THE BEACH IN CABARETE SAMANA SANTA 2012-2014
CABARETE THANKS ISLA FOR A JOB WELL DONE
ISLA, what can I say but WOW. A professional and great team of guys, and a pleasure to work with. ILASA will be preparing for your return, and will assist you in the recruitment of local Dominicans ready to learn from the experts from ISLA, how to save lives. Our hope is to have a local well trained permanent lifeguard team here in Cabarete, and the north coast. Thanks for the great job your team did this year, and hope there will be many more.
A special thanks to the ISLA team on behalf of myself and all the businesses and residents of Cabarete. With thousands of locals and tourists on the beach and in the ocean this past Samana Santa 2012. Thanks to ISLA's supervision and intervention, we surely spared lives this year. We hope to see you back here again soon, and thank you again on behalf of all of us in Cabarete.
Regidor City Of Cabarete
A SPECIAL THANKS TO DIEGO GARIBALDI
GM OF HOTEL VIVA IN CABARETE
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Informe en español
ISLA Sends Seventeen Lifeguards to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and Saves Ninety-Nine Lives
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – This Easter season, the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) sent seventeen lifeguards to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to teach and assist in lifeguarding during the busiest season of the year.
PRLog (Press Release) - Apr 23, 2012 -
Founded in 2008, ISLA is a charitable organization comprised of volunteer lifeguards. The charity’s mission is to reduce the number of drownings worldwide by building a sustainable culture of water safety.
In celebration of the Semana Santa holiday, a four-day Easter celebration, thousands of citizens and tourists flock to the beaches. Unfortunately, a large non-swimming population, alcohol, treacherous ocean conditions, and a lack of lifeguard services have historically combined to form a dangerous and deadly week.
In Nicaragua, ISLA launched its first ever Open Water Lifeguard Course during the Easter Holiday. The course included a First Aid and CPR practical exam, physical instruction, written test, and a non-buoy and buoy rescue practical exam. Twenty-five lifeguard trainees completed the rigorous training course and received Basic ISLA Lifeguard Certification.
In the Dominican Republic, ISLA offered four one-day basic lifeguard workshops to students from the DREAM Project in Cabarete, La Federación Dominicana de Surfing- Fedosurf, staff from Viva Tangerine in Cabarete, and to instructors from LEK Kite School.
Over their four days of work, the teams of ISLA volunteers and local Nicaraguans and Dominicans rescued ninety-nine people, performed medical aids for twelve people, and saved another four hundred and forty-six people with preventative actions.
Organizations that made ISLA’s work possible are the Quiksilver Foundation, Auto Accident Refund, Inc., Boardworks Rescue Division, Marine Rescue Products, and the National Christian Foundation. With their help, and the help of our donors, ISLA was able to donate over $3,000 of Lifesaving equipment to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
“ISLA is an organization comprised of volunteers, and our actions would not be possible if it weren’t for our sponsors and donors,” said ISLA’s President and Course Instructor, Henry Reyes. “The training we offered and the equipment we donated to the Nicaraguans and the Dominicans empowers them to develop their lifesaving techniques and continue to save countless lives.”