On Friday 11 August, The Rt Hon Alan Campbell MP for Tynemouth visited Swim Safe at Longsands to find out more about the lifesaving initiative.
The Rt Hon Alan Campbell MP for Tynemouth, said: “We are very lucky to have some excellent local beaches and of course the river Tyne. The reality is however, that our coastal waters can also be dangerous, so it is very important that children learn how to keep safe when swimming outdoors.
“Swim Safe sessions are a free and fun way for kids to learn how to enjoy the water but, importantly, stay safe.”
This is the first time the programme has taken place at Longsands, and it will also return to Sandhaven beach from 16 – 26 August.
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