Swim Safe this Summer!

Swim Safe

Give children the skills to enjoy outdoor swimming safely

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 gets in trouble.

The hour-long sessions are led by trained instructors and are held at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre at Salford Quays.

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

Find a session below and book here

Week 1: From Monday 29 July

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water and what to do if something goes wrong.

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

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).
 DateTime
Monday29 July

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Wednesday31 July

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Friday2 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

 

Week 2: From Monday 5 August

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water and what to do if something goes wrong.

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

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).
 DateTime
Monday5 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Wednesday7 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Friday9 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

 

Week 3: From Monday 12 August

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water and what to do if something goes wrong.

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

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).
 DateTime
Monday12 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Wednesday14 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Friday16 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

 

Week 4: From Monday 19 August

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water and what to do if something goes wrong.

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

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).
 DateTime
Monday19 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Wednesday21 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Friday23 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

 

Week 5: From Wednesday 28 August

Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water and what to do if something goes wrong.

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

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).
 DateTime
Wednesday28 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Friday30 August

9:45am - 10:45am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:45pm - 1:45pm