Get children aged 7–14 ready for safe swimming in open water with Swim England and the RNLI’s free water safety sessions. Swim Safe takes place every summer at inland and coastal sites throughout the UK.Find out more
Give children the skills to enjoy outdoor swimming safelyChildren love swimming outdoors - but swimming in the sea, rivers and lakes is very different to swimming in a pool.
Created by Swim England and the RNLI and supported by a range of local partners, Swim Safe teaches children where it's safe to swim, how to float and what to do if they or someone else get in trouble.
The hour-long sessions are led by trained instructors and held during the summer months at outdoor water locations across the UK, including beaches and inland sites. We hold public sessions and sessions specially designed for school classes too.
Children need to be aged between 7 and 14 and able to swim 25 metres unaided to take part.
To be the first to know about Swim Safe 2020, register your interest on the Swim England website.Register your interest
Working together to help children swim safely since 2013
Swim England and the RNLI created Swim Safe to help all children grow up with essential water safety skills for life.
Want to help?
Volunteer, find resources for schools and youth groups, or help deliver Swim Safe as a partner.
All information correct as at September 2019.