Swim Safe offer free swimming lessons in Salford Quays

Free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for 7 to 14-year-olds are returning to Salford Quays this summer.

Swim Safe is the national programme created by Swim England and the RNLI and our Director here at Total Swimming Academies, Steve Parry is Chair of the board. 

The 60-minute sessions are run by qualified swimming instructors and lifeguards and supported by a team of volunteers aiming to teach children how to swim safely outdoors and what to do if they get in trouble. This summer's Swim Safe sessions are being held at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre at Salford Quays between Monday 30 July and the end of August. 

Children aged 7­–­­­14 that can swim at least 25 metres can take part. Wetsuits and swim hats will be provided for the session and all young people will get a free goody bag and T-shirt.

Ben Philbin, Swim Safe coordinator for Salford Quays, says:

‘Children love swimming outdoors, but swimming in the sea, rivers or lakes is very different to swimming in a pool, where most children learn.

‘Swim Safe is a free, fun activity that teaches kids lifelong skills that will help them enjoy open water safely.

‘Parents and carers are welcome to stay during the session to find out more about making sure their children are safe at the beach and by the water.'

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Pictures by RNLI/Callum Robinson