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Water Safety

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medical considerations for swimming

Not feeling 100%? Find out whether you should or shouldn’t swim:

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how to hold a child in the swimming pool

There are many different ways to hold your child in the water, some more suitable than others depending on the skill you are trying to practise and the confidence level of your child.

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is it safe to swim in open water?

Every Summer, a news story appears telling people not to swim in open water. Yet the same news outlets promote stories about open water swimming! So, should you or shouldn’t you swim in open water?

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how to safely get in and out of a swimming pool

It’s one of the first and most basic skills necessary for learning to swim, but can be embarrassing if you do not know how to safely get in and out of a swimming pool (where there are no steps or ladders available). Watch our videos for a simple demonstration of getting in and out of the pool without using steps.

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when baywatch taught us about real lifesaving

Watching TV shows won’t replace the comprehensive and verified information you would learn on a proper lifesaving course, but if you do nothing else, something you have seen on TV may just make a difference if you find yourself in a real emergency.

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how far is too far?

I never thought I would do more than one triathlon. I only agreed to do it in the first place because a friend really wanted to, and I thought that once it was out of the way I’d never have to go through the stress, the training or the nerves again. But once I had the results ticket in my hand, I was surprised to find I was so fired up to try and beat my personal best. Events and challenges can be addictive but when should you say “enough is enough”?

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covid 19 swimming safely after lockdown

Whilst some people will be desperate to get back in the pool, others may be apprehensive about returning. To make things clear for you, here is the official guidance from Swim England along with our suggestions for making the changes as easy as possible.

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silent drowning

Many people are familiar with the concept of drowning and can visualise a person thrashing around in the water shouting for help. However, a more common reality is “silent drowning”.

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dry drowning and secondary drowning

When it comes to water, nothing is more frightening than the thought a child could drown. It is this very fear that drives most parents to want their child to learn how to swim. However, a lesser-known but just as serious situation is that of Dry Drowning or Secondary Drowning.

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