KILKENNY’S Breda Collins has been appointed as the national chairperson of the Irish Water Safety Association.
She has been on the board for the last 12 years and is a familiar figure in the Watershed pool, Loughboy, teaching youngsters and adults to swim. She is also hugely involved in the Nore Swim.
Breda and her husband Paddy run Collins’ Shoes on the city’s High Street.
The Irish Water Safety is the statutory body established to promote water safety in Ireland. Its role is to educate people in water safety best practices. It develops public awareness campaigns to promote necessary attitudes, rescue skills and behaviour to prevent drownings and water related accidents
The appointment was made by Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.