Over 300 school children are heading to the Liverpool Docks this week to learn how to swim safely in open water.
Swimming in open water can be more dangerous than swimming in a pool and SwimSafe training equips children aged 7-14 with the knowledge and skills they need to avoid having to be rescued from a dangerous situation.
Swim Safe training sessions include a mix of land and water coaching with qualified lifeguards and qualified instructors providing a fun and informative experience. Each child is provided with the right equipment for swimming outdoors along with a Swim Safe T-shirt.
The Liverpool Swim Safe training is being hosted by Liverpool Watersports Centre who run weekly open water swimming sessions in Queens Dock.
John Hannaway, Liverpool Watersports Centre manager commented: “I think it’s great to see local youngsters learning a new skill in an alien environment to many of them. Anything that gets them from their screens and into the great outdoors is a bonus. Learning outside the classroom is a vital part of a child’s education.”
Swim Safe started in 2013 and has provided training to over 30,000 children nationally from 30 different locations. Swim Safe aim to provide training for every child so that they can develop the skills to stay safe in and around open water.