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Swim Safe is a fun and free water safety activity for children, founded by the RNLI and Swim England.
Every year, RNLI lifeguards race to the rescue of children and adults who find themselves in difficulty in and near the water.


In 2013, Swim England (the national governing body for swimming in England) and the RNLI (the charity that saves lives at sea) launched Swim Safe to reach children with vital information before they might need to be rescued.

Swim Safe teaches children aged 8-14 essential water safety skills through a fun session delivered by trained instructors.

Children learn where is safe to swim, how to float, what to do if something goes wrong and how to call for help if someone else is in trouble.

We want all children to have access to this training, so all Swim Safe sessions are free.

We will be delivering these free sessions from Friday 22nd June for School groups, and 23rd - 24th June, have public sessions. We want children to have access to these free Swim Safe session so they have the opportunity to learn the skills to help them stay safe in and around open water.

So please join us this year by signing up for a session and sharing information about Swim Safe with others.

What’s included?

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe.

The 60-minute session is run by qualified lifeguards and instructors, and includes:

  • Beach safety advice provided by qualified lifeguards on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and swimming aids).

Who can attend?

Swim Safe sessions at Plas Menai are open to children aged 8-14.

To take part, they must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres. This is usually achieved around Learn to Swim Stage 4 of Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme.

A parent or guardian must be present throughout the session.