Water security competitors makes a splash with Fife children

Competitors winner to dive in with free 12 months of swimming classes

Scottish Water – Study to Swim Occasion -Duncan Scott – Cumbernauld. Image Exhibits; Youngsters in the course of the Study to Swim occasion, Tryst Sports activities Centre, Cumbernauld, Saturday 02 February 2019. ©Stuart Nicol Images, 2019

YOUNGSTERS in Fife are being given the possibility to win free swimming classes for a complete 12 months as a part of an area water security marketing campaign.

To mark Drowning Prevention Week [which runs 18-25 June], Fife Sports activities and Leisure Belief has launched a design competitors the place native children have been requested to design a water security poster to be in with the possibility of successful a 12 months provide of swimming classes usually price over £240.

On high of the competitors, coaches might be delivering classes specifically tailored to incorporate key water security steerage together with the Water Security Code and fundamental expertise equivalent to floating that are wanted to outlive in chilly water.

Entries for the competitors are due by 25 June as Drowning Prevention week – organised by the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)– involves an in depth.

Fife Sports activities and Leisure Belief is one in all 36 trusts delivering the Study to Swim programme in partnership with Scottish Swimming and Scottish Water.

Lee Cunningham, Aquatics Supervisor at Fife Sports activities and Leisure Belief, stated: “Forward of the summer season holidays, our workforce are targeted on implementing water security messaging and learnings into all of our materials – out and in of the pool to encourage protected swimming.

“To make sure a variety of ages had been engaged with the marketing campaign we had been eager to introduce a enjoyable component which is why we launched the design competitors.

“The one 12 months of free swimming classes equates to 49 periods yearly and we’d love for children within the space to become involved by dropping by the centre and designing their very own water security poster.”

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Scottish Swimming’s Nationwide Study to Swim programme in partnership with Scottish Water was developed to assist youngsters of all skills to change into assured, safer and competent swimmers.

The following chapter of Study to Swim is to construct an actual legacy for Scotland – enhancing water security, and, via working with colleges and native authorities, giving all youngsters an actual platform for success and to realize their full potential within the pool and out.

Over the primary 4 years of the Study to Swim partnership, it has offered classes to round 106,000 children. It goals to succeed in one other 100,000 children by 2025.

Extra data on the Study to Swim Framework will be discovered on the devoted web site:  https://learntoswim.scot/