Swim Safe – Swim England and the RNLI’s free water safety sessions

Swim Safe

Children love swimming outdoors – but swimming in the sea, rivers and lakes is very different to swimming in a pool.

Created by Swim England and the RNLI and supported by a range of local partners, Swim Safe teaches children where it’s safe to swim, how to float and what to do if they or someone else get in trouble.

The hour-long sessions are led by trained instructors and held during the summer months at outdoor water locations across the UK, including beaches and inland sites. We hold public sessions and sessions specially designed for school classes too.

Children need to be aged between 7 and 14 and able to swim 25 metres unaided to take part.

For more information or to book a Swim Safe session visit www.swimsafe.org.uk

RNLI – sea safety

The RNLI are experts on sea safety. Whether you’re heading to the beach, to the coast, or out to sea, They have put together essential safety advice so you can make the most of your time on the water.

RNLI boat at sea

Heading down to the coast or out on the water is a great way to have fun and stay active. But, if you’re not careful, it’s a lot easier to get into trouble in the water than you might think. Conditions can change quickly and, if you’re not prepared, you can easily get caught out.

The RNLI are sea safety experts that have collated all their advice in one place, so you can find the information you need to make the most out of your time at the coast. Whether you’re going to the beach, exploring the coast, or venturing out onto the water, there’s a host of sea safety advice to help you stay safe.

Thinking of going kayaking? Angling? Surfing? The RNLI safety experts have created activity guides covering a whole range of watersports and hobbies, so you can prepare yourself properly for the challenges of your chosen activity. There’s even advice for your dog!

If you’re looking for water safety activities for kids, check out Swim Safe – a free summer water safety session for children aged 7-14. They have also put together some beach safety advice to help you find a safe place to enjoy the sun, sand and sea in the summer.

For those after more detailed advice on RNLI sea safety, you can find some specialist sessions that provide in-depth guidance and cover a range of safety topics at www.rnli.org

For more information on visiting our coastline click the links below:
Tendring’s seafronts & beaches
Beach safety
Tide tables
Public launching ramps
Beaches with animal bans
Changing places for disabled people
Cycling on our seafront promenades
School trips to the beach
Clacton seafront & garden walk
Beach huts