Find out how to ‘Swim Safe’ on the Yorkshire Coast

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Swim Safe, a national programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions is coming to The Yorkshire Coast to promote respect for the sea to children. 

Swim Safe is entirely free to attend, it was founded by the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund. Andrew was a well-loved local man who sadly died after going into the water to rescue his dog.

Swim Safe teaches children aged 7–14 how to stay safe when swimming outdoors, which is often more challenging than swimming in a pool. The programme was created jointly by Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the charity that saves lives at sea.

The hour-long Swim Safe sessions are run by qualified swimming teachers and qualified lifeguards, supported by a team of trained volunteers. The first 20 minutes covers land-based safety and then it is into the water for practical tuition with a swimming teacher. Wetsuits, swimming hats and a free goody bag with a t-shirt are all provided.  Children must be able to swim at least 25 metres to take part.

To book a free Swim Session in Bridlington, visit swimsafe.org.uk then share your experience using #SwimSafe and at Facebook.com/SwimSafeOutdoors


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