Swim safe

Take Care, Swim Safe!

RNLI volunteer lifeguards have hands on experience of rescuing children and adults when they get into difficulty in or close to water. With this is mind, Swim England (the national governing body for swimming) and the RNLI teamed up in 2013 to run ‘Swim Safe’ sessions for children age 7-14. These sessions are free, and all the necessary equipment is provided.

Children who join in the water safety sessions need to be able to swim at least 25 metres. They will learn how to recognise if somewhere is safe to swim and what to do if they get into difficulties. There are currently over 30 sites where qualified instructors and lifeguards run the sessions, and to see if there is one near to you check https://swimsafe.org.uk. Currently the closest site for those living in East Anglia is Lowestoft South Beach (NR33 0BY) but if you are going on holiday in the UK you may find other venues that are more convenient.

Swim England also  run a ‘Learn to Swim Programme’ with 1.18 million children currently learning to swim! For further details see: www.swimming.org/learntoswim