Swim Safe

This summer, Swim Safe offers FREE outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged 7-14. Public and school sessions are in 20 coastal and inland locations across the UK. Book a session near you and help children stay safe when swimming outdoors.

2017 Locations

South West

Boscombe - Surf Steps

Schools

Summer Term

Poole - Shore Road

Schools Public

June - August

Weymouth - Weymouth Central Beach

Schools

Summer Term

Bude - Summerleaze Beach

Public

July - August

Penzance - Jubilee Pool

Schools Public

July - August

Plymouth - Tinside

Schools Public

June - July

South East

Brighton - The Banjo Groyne

Schools

Summer Term

Brighton - Paddle around the Pier

Public

July

London - Stoke Newington

Schools Public

August - September

London - Serpentine Lido

Public

September

Midlands

Birmingham - Salford Park

Schools

July

North West

Isle of Man - Fenella Beach

Public

August

Manchester - Salford Quays

Schools Public

July - September

Windermere - Rayriggs Meadow

Schools Public

June - August

North East

Tynemouth - Longsands

Public

August

South Shields - Sandhaven

Public

August

Yorkshire - Bridlington

Public

August

Scarborough - South Bay

Public

August

Channel Islands

Jersey - St Brelades

Schools Public

July - September

Wales

Cardiff - Cardiff International White Water

Public

July - August

North Wales - Plas Menai

Schools Public

July - August

Northern Ireland

Groomsport - Groomsport Boat House

Schools Public

May - July

Scotland

Aberdour - Silver Sands

Schools

Autumn Term

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.

Last year, Swim Safe was attended by 7,000 children. It was so successful that this summer the programme has been extended to 20 locations.