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.
Swim Safe 2014 has now finished. New events are planned for summer 2015. We'll let you know on this page the dates for the 2015 Swim Safe.The ASA, England’s national governing body for swimming, and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, are take annually 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.
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 runs during the Summer Holiday at Bude, Bournemouth and South Shields 6 days a week during the period. Each session includes 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.
Come back to this page in the summer to see when events are being held.