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Swim Safe 2014 - take part, have fun, stay safe

Swim Safe, sea safety lessons, are returning this summer to locations across England in an effort to help children become safe in and around open water.

The ASA, England’s national governing body for swimming, and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, are taking to Britain’s beaches to provide a unique sea safety opportunity for all children aged 7-14 years old to learn the importance of beach safety for free.

[[widget1]]While swimming in a pool is a great way of building confidence and technique, open water has its own challenges and dangers that young people should be made aware of.

According to research by the ASA, 10% of parents in England say their child only swims while on holiday, so it will come as no surprise to learn that two thirds of incidents the RNLI respond to on some of the UK’s busiest beaches involve children.

Swim Safe will run during the 2014 Summer Holiday at Bude, Bournemouth and South Shields and will run 6 days a week during the period. Each session will include a 10 minute talk with RNLI lifeguards and 30 minutes in-water tuition from ASA qualified swimming teachers completely free of charge.

Children must be aged between 7-14 years old and be able to swim a minimum of 25m unaided to take part.

Sessions are running at the following times:

Bude Sea Pool

To book your session, please call our booking office direct on 07508737570 – booking line opens Tuesday 29th July

  • Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd
    12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm
  • Monday 4th – Thursday 7th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Saturday 9th August
    11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm
  • Sunday 10th August and Monday 11th August
    11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 12th August – Thursday 14th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Saturday 16th August and Sunday 17th August
    1.00pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.00pm, 4.45pm
  • Monday 18th - Thursday 21st August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Friday 22nd August and Saturday 23rd August
    11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm
  • Sunday 24th August – Tuesday 26th August
    12.00 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm

Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth

Sessions are running everyday Monday 29th July until Friday 22nd August - except Saturdays.

To book your session, please call our booking office direct on 07508737477 – booking line opens Monday 28th July

  • Week 1 - Monday 28th July – Friday 1st August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 2 - Sunday 3rd August – Friday 8th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 3 - Sunday 10th August – Friday 15th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 4 - Sunday 17th August – Friday 22nd August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Sessions are running everyday Friday 1st August until Tuesday 26th August - except Saturdays.

To book your session, please call our booking office direct on 07508737290 – booking line opens Friday 1st August

  • Week 1 - Friday 1st August – Friday 8th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 2 - Sunday 10th August – Friday 15th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 3 - Sunday 17th August – Friday 22nd August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm
  • Week 4 - Saturday 23rd August – Tuesday 26th August
    12 noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Lake Windemere

Sessions are running from Monday 18th August to Friday 22nd August at Fell Foot Park and Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th August at Low Wray Campsite.

To book your session, please call our booking office direct on 07508737572 – booking line opens Monday 18th August

  • Fell Foot Park - Monday 18th August – Friday 22nd August
    12noon, 12.45pm. 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm
  • Low Wray Campsite – Saturday 23rd August and Sunday 24th August
    12noon, 12.45pm. 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.00pm, 3.45pm

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