Partner Example
2017 United Kingdom

48 Swim Safe Open Water Swimming and Safety for Children

Type of project: Open water facility Language: English, Spanish Download PDF Developed by: Birmingham Wellbeing Service, Swim England and RNLI
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Year 2017
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Synthesis of the case study

Children love swimming outdoors, but swimming in the sea, rivers and lakes is different to swimming in a pool where most swimming lessons take place. That's why Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, launched Swim Safe. Swim Safe offers free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged between 7 and 14. Children learn how to keep safe when swimming outdoors and know what to do if they get into trouble. Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session at an open water location – and learn all about how to stay safe: •60 minute sessions run by qualified swimming teachers, supported by a team of trained volunteers. •Beach safety advice provided by qualified lifeguards on land. •Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with swimming teachers. •All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swim hats, wetsuits, and swimming aids).

Contact information

Owner: Birmingham Wellbeing Service, Swim England and RNLI