Sauvetage de Genève, Switzerland

Safeguarding swimmers and sailors on Lake Léman

Established in 1885, Sauvetage de Genève is a life rescue charity active on Geneva’s popular Lake Léman. Also known as Lake Geneva, Lake Léman is a popular spot for swimming and sailing, as well as water sports including windsurfing and wakeboarding. Sauvetage de Genève’s volunteers monitor the lake, coordinate rescue operations, train new lifeguards and organise educational workshops about how to stay safe in and around the water.


In 2019, with the help of the Trafigura Foundation, Sauvetage de Genève was able to repair and renovate one of the boats they use for rescue operations.                 

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