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Swim Safe - take part, have fun, stay safe

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

Join in the conversation, follow us on Twitter & Facebook.The ASA, England’s national governing body for swimming, and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, provide a unique sea safety opportunity for all children aged 7-14 years old to learn the importance of beach safety for free.

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.

Dates and Locations for Swim Safe 2015

We are looking for volunteers and Level 2 teachers for Swim Safe 2015, find out more details and apply hereWe are delighted to announce the details for the very popular series of FREE Swim Safe beach and lake side public sessions for 7-14 year olds this summer.

Each session will last for approximately 40 minutes, including a 10-minute talk with RNLI lifeguards and 30 minutes in-water tuition from ASA qualified swimming teachers.

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

Plan your summer holidays around these dates and locations to make sure your child doesn’t miss out!

  • Coastal Activity Park, Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth: 25th July – 13th August (each day except Fridays)
  • Sandhaven Beach, South Shields: 20th July – 8th August (every day except Sundays)
  • Brockhole, Lake District: 18th July – 7th August (every day except Wednesdays)
  • Bude Sea Pool, Bude: 20th July – 19th August (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only)

Isle of Man and Jersey Marine Pool are also planning summer sessions. Dates to be confirmed.

You can book on the day, but check back to this page nearer the time to see more details on individual session times and how to book places in advance.

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter @ASAaquatics #SwimSafe to keep up to date with all the news and updates.

You can also email us: swimsafe@swimming.org

Want to get involved with Swim Safe 2015?

We are looking for Level 2 swimming teachers and volunteers, click here to view more information and watch our Swim Safe volunteering video.