Water Safety Awareness
Water Safety Awareness lessons
As part of our Holiday Programme we now deliver Water Safety Awareness Lessons throughout Spring, Summer and October week. These sessions focus on Water Safety awareness and lifesaving skills.
We also actively promote Drowning Prevention Week every year, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and runs in partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution throughout our Learn to Swim lessons, which is part of a nationwide Water Safety campaign across multiple Leisure Trusts and Aquatic Providers to ensure that every child learning to swim, as part of the Scottish Swimming National Framework, receives Water Safety information.
The lessons focus on the key messages of the Water Safety Code. Please find online resources which provide more information at www.learntoswim.scot
We believe swimming is a life skill which helps children to be safer in and around water. Swimming is not just about being able to have fun in the water with family and friends (although it is and you should). It is also about your child knowing how to look after themselves and others so that they can enjoy a variety of water environments safely.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is proud to play its part in these Water Safety campaigns and these specialised swimming lessons which will be delivered in a fun, engaging and educational way as part of our regular swimming lessons to help promote safe swimming. Water safety awareness lessons will be introduced to Swim Skills 1 and above levels with in our Learn to Swim Programme every 12 weeks. Please see delivery dates below:
2023: 10th July, 4th September, 30th October
2024: 18th March, 10th June, 2nd September, 25th November
Please note these dates are subject to change.