Swim Safe is an annual programme of free improver swimming tuition and water safety sessions for all 7-14 year olds at beaches and lakes across England and Wales. This will be the second year that Swim Safe events will take place in Wales, with sessions being delivered in both Cardiff and Plas Menai.
A good understanding of water safety is just as important as being able to swim. People die and suffer life-changing injuries every day as a result of drowning in the UK. Drowning is among the leading causes of accidental death about 400 people accidentally drown every year, which equates to one person dying every 20 hours.
As the summer holidays approach the Swim Safe Campaign is all about raising awareness that swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers, canals and the sea is very different from the swimming pool. Swim Wales, the RNLI and the ASA want everyone to be able to enjoy the water but in a safe and sensible way. Swim Safe provides the opportunity for children to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session at a choice of open water locations – and learn all about how to stay safe. Sessions include beach safety advice provided by RNLI lifeguards and up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with accredited swimming teachers.
The objectives of Swim Safe are to:
.Promote and raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim and water confidence .Increase knowledge and practical water safety skills
.Raise awareness that organised, supervised water based activity is fun and safe .Promote swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle and family activity .Provide the information in a fun and memorable way
Placement offered by Swim Wales
Contact – Hanna Guise
Phone – 07824324654
Perks and volunteer incentives
Cake and as much tea or coffee as you can drink! Kit provided
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