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Lee’s Challenge on World Drowning Prevention Day

World Drowning Prevention Day takes place on July 25th.

On the same day, Lee Havern (Founder of Platinum Training Institute) will aim to complete 9 hours treading water in Queen’s University PEC Belfast diving pool (9am-6pm). He is trying to raise money for the RNLI Newcastle, Co. Down Lifeboat Station.

This is definitely going to be a very difficult challenge for Lee to complete. A few years ago, he completed 6 hours treading water for the Belfast Children’s Hospital PICU Ward, saying it was the hardest challenge he ever did. So, why not add another 3 hours on to the challenge…

On July 25th the RNLI team / Coastguard will be at the event giving water safety talks and generally spreading the message.

According to WHO (The World Health Organisation)…

These statistics are staggering.

To mark this year’s World Drowning Prevention Day, WHO will continue to focus on raising awareness on drowning as a public health issue, reminding people that anyone can drown, but no one should.

WHO are also raising awareness on the six evidence-based, low-cost drowning prevention interventions that countries and organizations can use to drastically reduce the risk of drowning. These include:


So, if you would like to join in, come on down to Queen’s University PEC (Queen’s Sport), Botanic Park, Belfast, BT9 5EX on July 25th from 9am-6pm.

You can watch the water safety talks, chat with the RNLI / Coastguard or you can even jump in with Lee for a while to keep him company.

Also, if you would like to donate please click below:

(Just a note, this is the second fundraising page as the first page has already closed).

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch please email info@platinumtraininginstitute.com – *Feel free to share this post with as many people as you can.

Thank you so much everyone and take care.

Health First,

Team PTI.