was founded March 13th, 2010. It is a private collaborative association of public utility, and therefore, not-for-profit. It has its own legal status, and full capacity to exercise goals and powers within its jurisdiction, as governed by The Law on Associations 74/14 and by The Law on Sports 19/16 pursuant to the regulations of the Croatian sport legislation, by its Statute, General Regulation and the remaining internal standards required in exercising its competencies.
In addition to its own competencies, OWSCP exercises public administration under the supervision and guardianship of the National Open Water Swimming (OWS) Federation, and Sport Association of the City of Rijeka. OWSCP is, firstly, part of the local aquatics association Primorje’08 established in 1908, and in addition, it is affiliated with the national OWS Federation, and through it integrated into the Croatian Olympic Committee.
The main aims of the Club are: 1. Advancement and development of distance and marathon swimming as one of the Olympic disciplines; 2. Improvement of the recreational swimmers’ swimming techniques, their psycho-motoric abilities and their participations in competitions and recreational swimming activities.
During nine years of its existence, OWSCP has organized more than 100 OWS events, including the LEN Aquatics Day founded in 2013 for the whole of Croatia, when LEN established the European day of aquatic sports, as a swimming competition that includes other LEN aquatics sports.
Project Partner 2: Slovenia
Športno društvo plavalna akademija Rok Kerin/ Sport Club Swim Academy Rok Kerin (SARK)
As the Swimming Club SARK is specialised in activities:
· a swimming school of more than 100 children (annually more than 250)
· primary school swimming programs for over 15 schools
· individual swimming coaching
· mail Open water swimming clinics school
· events for young and senior OWS swimmers
· Lifeguard Courses
Project Partner 3: Austria
Österreichische Wasserrettung, Landesverband Kärnten / Austrian Water Rescue, National Association of Kärnten (AWR)
The AWR is a non-profit association that has primarily made it its mission to save people from drowning. Volunteers who volunteer risk their own lives during the often dangerous rescue missions to help those in need.
In addition to the concern for the safety of swimmers and water sports participants (e.g. open swimming competitions, sailing regattas, etc.) on the Austrian rivers and lakes the AWR is also active in water rescue in case of floods.
The AWR does not only try to help in emergencies. By training and informing the population, the risk of accidents and drowning while swimming/bathing should be reduced. Therefore, a variety of swimming lessons are offered to teach children and non-swimmers to swim. This is a very important goal of the AWR, as help can also be provided in places where the AWR does not have its own service.
The AWR is also represented internationally, in the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) and the International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE).
Project Partner 4: Turkey
Akdeniz Yukselis Spor klubu Dernegi / Akdeniz Yukselis Sport Club Association (AYSCA)
AYSCA was founded in 2005, has successfully carried out various sports training activities to ensure the healthy upbringing of young people.
AYSCA is raising athletes in swimming, football, handball, volleyball, tennis, basketball, golf, bike races, and other sports areas.
AYSCA’s athletes are participating in many national and international competitions.
AYSCA is giving sports trainings to students at primary, secondary, high school level and university level.
AYSCA won World High School tournament of handball in the 2016.
AYSCA teach their athletes in other kinds of training and innovative approaches in sports.
AYSCA also operates in the field of music and visual arts with young people aged 11-24 years, to support the social and cultural development of young people, trips, cultural organisations and teamwork.