With summer fast approaching we’re sure everyone is keen to get out and enjoy the UK’s beautiful water sites after months of restrictions. But throughout 2020 and 2021, young people have missed out on the vital opportunity to swim, leaving a dramatic gap in school swimming and water safety education.

Drowning Prevention Week, this year running 19-26 June 2021, is a national awareness raising campaign that encourages parents, schools, leisure centres, community groups and businesses, to use the Charity’s free online resources to teach children and young people the skills they need, to enjoy a lifetime of fun in the water.

At Lampton Leisure, we are supporting this great campaign and will be hosting a range of activities at the end of Swim School lessons from 19-26 June. These will take place in the last 10 minutes of each lesson where there will be a variety of activities for each stage that aims to help with skills and knowledge to make the right decisions about water safety.

We ask that the children in stages 6-10 bring an old t-shirt and shorts to their lesson for the activity which you don’t mind getting wet. This will be a demonstration of a real-life scenario where you may get caught out with more on that just your swimmers!

This week will also be a great opportunity for our teachers to run assessments and progress pupils through to the next stage so stay tuned on the home portal for the fantastic progress your child is making at Swim School!

For more information on Drowning Prevention Week, visit RLSS UKs website.