It is the end of May and half-term break is almost finished. Summer holiday is upon us and most families are starting to plan their summer holidays somewhere close to a river, lake, sea, swimming pool or water parks. But, how safe you and your children actually are when you are in and around water? Although RLSS UK advises people to swim at open water sites where there are lifeguards to help keep swimmers safe, sometimes help could be a long way away.
In fact, there are nearly 400 drowning incidents in the U.K each year and 40 of those are children and young people. Drowning could be prevented and education is vital.
One of the best way to prevent drowning is to make sure you and your children can actually swim. The necessary water skills one needs to have to be considered water-safe is to be able to swim at least 25 meters (without stopping) and tread the water or float on the top of the water for at least 1 minute (without any floatation device). Sounds easy??? Well, it is not as easy as one may think!! In fact, according to a new survey done by the Red Cross in the U.S, 56% of adults who think they can swim, they don’t even have the necessary water safety skills to survive in water. So, are you confident that you and your children have the water-safety skills required to enjoy being in and around the water safely this Summer? Are you sure? If yes, that is great. But, if not, we could help you with that. You can book some professional swimming lessons with us before you head to a beautiful beach or to a nice hotel with swimming pool, this Summer. We provide swimming lessons for all ages, including adults.