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The Black Swimming Association’s Danielle Obe on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘To save every one, you’ve got to reach every one’

Episode 52 - The Black Swimming Association: Danielle Obe

Why are black children three times more likely to drown than white children?

Discover how a personal realisation about protecting family sparked a movement to save countless lives. A drowning tragedy on Christmas Eve 2019 made Danielle Obe realise she had to educate her own family about the risks. Black and Asian communities have largely been excluded from swimming sports – and even the basic survival skills to stay safe around water. Now the Black Swimming Association (BSA) is changing the narrative. From myth-busting research to Blue Hour safety sessions, you’ll hear how the RNLI and BSA’s allyship ensures everyone is involved in drowning prevention.