Children from around the country are being given the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water this summer thanks to vital life-saving scheme Get Safe 4 Summer.
The youngsters are being taught water safety skills at a number of pools as part of Get Safe 4 Summer, an educational and water safety campaign run by the Swimming Trust and ASA with events supported by Swimathon Foundation.
The events teach children about the dangers of open water, as well as highlighting that swimming is the only sport that can save your life.
ASA Chief Executive David Sparkes said: “The ability to recognise dangers and knowledge of water safety is just as important as being able to swim. Particularly important during the summer holidays, the ASA’s Get Safe 4 Summer campaign is all about raising awareness that swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers, canals and the sea is very different from the pool. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the water but in a safe and sensible way.”
Swimathon Foundation Chairman Anthony Kendall said: “We are very pleased to support the ASAand The Swimming Trust in teaching youngsters about the importance of swimming and water safety. It is exactly what we, as a Foundation, stand for.”