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About us

Water Rescue Services of Hungary

Water Rescue Services of Hungary Association

Our organization was founded on the autumn of 1999 in one of the winter buildings of the Youth Center, Zanka. Close to 30 people gathered together with one specific aim, to form a civil, non-profit water rescue association, which efficiently can help to prevent drownings and in water accidents on Lake Balaton. Among the founder members there were a lot of yachtsmen, swimmers, water lovers and we were determined, that something needs to be done, because the current situation is unacceptable.

In the beginning, we restricted our area of operation to only Lake Balaton, but when it was needed, we managed to help on other regions as well. When our organization was formed, we chose the name Water Rescue Services of Lake Balaton, to show our clear intention that we wish to operate on a professional level. We started to effect our definite conception and thank to that, accomplishments were followed. Our success can be approached from different prospectives, let’s see just a few.
Today, our Association has more than 300 active members, we organizing and conducting nationwide around 10 lifeguard courses a year. We were being able to reach hundreds of elementary schools around the lake with our prevention program. Our qualified lifeguards control close to 40 beaches. By 2006 we managed to operate 6 rescue bases with 6 rescue boats, on different locations around Lake Balaton. Since the foundation of our organization, we saved more than a 1000 lives.

Our achievements give us the strength and energy to carry on further tasks and accomplish more in the future. On the summer of 2006. based on our Presidency’s advice, our general meeting decided to extend our area of operation to the whole country. We believe, that what works well and able to develop on Lake Balaton, will do the same on other parts of the country.
Therefore we have changed our name into Water Rescue Services of Hungary (WRSH). Our system suitable to fastening the additional areas, of course to this, there must be a need and will for the claim occurring locally.

Our results are due to an exemplary join of the same interest. To the realization of our professional aims, our persistent and prepared team receives considerable and continuous help from our sponsors and supporters, both from the civil and governmental sector.

There is a lot to do, enough for everybody, so hurry up, we are waiting for you!