L Leisure Swim Students Learn Safety Skills For Drowning Prevention Week

L Leisure Swim Students Learn Safety Skills For Drowning Prevention Week

14/06/19 - Over 3,000 swim students at Kimberley and Bramcote Leisure Centres will be learning personal survival skills and water safety during their swimming lessons at part of this year’s Drowning Prevention Week campaign.

The skills will be taught in lessons taking place between Monday 17th and Sunday 23rd June and will include:

  • Swimming in clothes
  • Swimming without goggles
  • Shout and Signal
  • Reach and throw rescues
  • Target practices
  • Floating
  • Treading water
  • Scenarios
  • Emergency contact numbers

Kerri Hewis, Swimming Teacher from Kimberley Leisure Centre said: “More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year, that’s one every 10 hours and many more suffer injury, sometimes lifechanging, through non- fatal drowning experiences. By teaching our swim students these vital skills, we are equipping over 3000 children and adults how to be safe should they ever get into difficulties in the water.”

Drowning Prevention Week, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year run in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England will see a deluge of water safety activity flood the UK and Ireland from 14th-24th June, 2019. The national campaign aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water.

For more information, contact Gemma Cotton (Kimberley) at gemma.cotton@lleisure.co.uk or Helen Kirk (Bramcote) at Helen.kirk@lleisure.co.uk.  

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