Swim Safe teaches children aged 7-14 essential water safety skills through a fun session delivered by trained instructors.
In 2013, Swim England (the national governing body for swimming in England) and the RNLI (the charity that saves lives at sea) launched Swim Safe to reach children with vital information before they might need to be rescued.
Schools can book a number of free sessions across sites in the UK, where pupils can learn where is safe to swim, how to float, what to do if something goes wrong and how to call for help if someone else is in trouble.
We want all children to have access to this training, so all Swim Safe sessions are currently free.
Since 2013, we’ve reached over 30,000 children in the UK through Swim Safe. This year, we’ve expanded the programme to more than 30 coastal and inland locations.
Please join us this year by signing up for a school session and sharing information about Swim Safe with others.
Your pupils will get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session at a choice of open water locations – and learn all about how to stay safe.
The 60-minute session is run by qualified lifeguards and instructors, and includes:
• Beach safety advice provided by qualified lifeguards on land;
• Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors;
• All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and floatation equipment).
- Bel Royal Primary School, Jersey
Just to say a big thank you for organising the Swim Safe session that my Year 5 class attended this morning. None of them wanted it to finish and they all loved it. It was so lovely to see those who do not regularly swim in the sea, embracing the opportunity. There were lots of smiles and enthusiasm from the children and a big thank you to all the swimming teachers who helped provide this activity.
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