Breda is the chairperson of the Irish Water Safety Council, which she  joined in 1986. She is an  active Instructor, Examiner and Risk Assessor. She is an International Surf Lifesaving referee and an ILSE Risk Assessor Tutor. Breda previously served as Chairperson of Irish Water Safety’s Lifesaving Commission. Breda has been involved in teaching and training children, young adults and adults to swim for nearly two decades in Kilkenny.