Drowning Prevention Week
“One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning” say the RLSS UK for their renowned, annual national campaign, Drowning Prevention Week (DPW).
It’s increasingly important for both children and adults to be able to swim at a high enough level that, should they ever be in a situation where their life is at risk in the water, they're able to take the appropriate action to stop themselves from drowning. Water safety is currently promoted on a national scale across schools, communities, leisure clubs and more – and we want to help!
Learning to swim has many perks; whether it be social, personal development or lifesaving – making it a valuable skill to have at any age.
Olympic swimmer Becky Adlington's vision is the core value of SwimStars, and it is instilled into each lesson across the UK. With highly-trained swimming teachers, and class sizes of up to 6 children; each child is taught how to swim effectively – while also having fun!
She says: "I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, but my journey is not finished yet. My vision is that every child in Britain will be able to swim by the time they leave primary school. Being able to swim is such a wonderful life skill, and I see this as my greatest challenge yet."
At Becky Adlington’s SwimStars, we’re determined to tackle the national statistic that only 1 in 2 children leave primary school able to swim. That’s why it’s our mission to provide all children with the opportunity to learn and love swimming ‘the Becky Way’. We run lessons all over the UK that your child can get involved in.