Help children to Get Safe

08 May 2014

Pool operators, clubs and swim schools are invited to give young people in their area the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water by holding a special ‘Get Safe’ event.

The ASA’s ‘Get Safe’ campaign seeks to ensure young people know how to stay safe, while having fun in and around water. The campaign is supported by The Swimming Trust, an independent charity dedicated to getting more people swimming more often in safe and supportive environments.

Fun, action-packed and informative land and pool based activities will teach primary school children all the important things they need to know when visiting coastal and inland waters, from how they can spot the dangers themselves, and how to act in an emergency.

By completing the online registration form, a maximum of 400 organisations will receive a free ‘Get Safe’ resource pack to enable them to organise their own Get Safe event, linking in with local primary schools. This includes a Pool Event Guide with details about what, when and who should be involved, posters to help promote the event and certificates to reward the young people attending on the day. Don’t wait too long, as we are only able to offer the free resources to the first 400 organisations to register.

Particularly relevant as we approach warmer weather, help young people in your area to enjoy the water, but in a safe and sensible way and pass the message on to ‘Get Safe’.  Events will promote the ‘SAFE’ code:

To enjoy the water and stay SAFE

S – Spot the dangers

A – Advice. Take advice.

F – Friend. Always go with a friend

E – Emergency. Learn how to help in an emergency

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