Swim Safe


Swim Safe is an initiative run in partnership between Swim England, England’s national governing body for swimming and the RNLI.

About Swim Safe
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.Swim Safe runs every summer at beach, lake and other inland locations across the UK. And the best thing about Swim Safe is that it is free to attend.Last year, over 7,000 children took part in Swim Safe sessions. It was so successful that this summer the programme has been extended to 20 locations.

What's included?
Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session at a choice of open water locations – and learn all about how to stay safe.

  • 60 minute session 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).

Who can attend?
Children aged between 7-14.They must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres to take part.

How do I book?
Follow this link and it will guide you simply through the booking process.

Click here to book