Swim Safe

Every summer we help thousands of children stay safe on the beach through free Swim Safe sessions with the RNLI and Swim England.

What is Swim Safe?

Swim Safe is a free, fun and interactive session with fully qualified lifeguards and swimming instructors. 

The community-focused programme gives children aged 7-14 an opportunity to learn how to be safe when swimming outdoors, through free tuition and water safety advice sessions.

The practical sessions take place at coastal and inland locations and teach young people the basic skills to stay safe.

There are free Swim Safe sessions exclusively for schools as well as free public sessions.

Most children learn to swim in an indoor pool, which is a safe and familiar environment. Swimming outdoors is more challenging and Swim Safe gives children the opportunity to test and improve their swimming ability.

I think Swim Safe is absolutely fantastic. It not only gives the children confidence in the water, it gives us as parents the confidence that they can swim safely and keep themselves and others safe in the water.
Parent of a Swim Safe participant

How to take part in a free Swim Safe session

Swim Safe takes place every summer at selected locations across the UK.

Find your nearest session and book a space at SwimSafe.org.uk.