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Five years of Swim Safe at Windermere

16 August 2018

A national programme that offers free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged seven to 14 has completed its fifth year at Windermere.

Swim Safe was created by Swim England - the national governing body for swimming in England - and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves lives at sea.

We contribute £5,000 a year to Swim Safe due to the vital safety messages it teaches children and are the only council in the country to do so.

Councillor Chris Hogg, our Culture and Leisure portfolio holder, said: “SLDC has a long history of support for safe open water swimming and works with Swim Safe to provide free safety training.

“These sessions provide children with vital and practical safety advice about open water swimming in one of South Lakeland’s most stunning natural assets, the lake at Windermere.”

The programme at Windermere included two weeks of sessions for local schools and two weeks of public sessions, as well as those for groups of both adults and children with special educational needs, making Swim safe as inclusive as possible.

More information on Swim Safe.

Children are pictured taking part in a Swim Safe session at Windermere.

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