Southport Swim Stars on national campaign to prevent drowning


Photo: Swim Star Children

GB Swim Stars Makes Waves to Save Lives

Pupils at GB Swim Stars in Southport are making waves by promoting a national campaign to prevent drowning.

Using activities and resources provided by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (the UK’s drowning prevention charity), GB Swim Stars will be running a free drowning prevention event for children aged 4 to 16, in support of Drowning Prevention Week.

The event will take place at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa at 18.00 – 19.00 on Tuesday, 23th June 2015.

Drowning Prevention Week, run by The Royal Life Saving Society UK aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and st! ay safe near water.

Matt, from GB Swim Stars said: “Shockingly drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK. Around 400 people drown in the UK each year, and thousands more suffer from near-drowning experiences, many resulting in life changing injuries.”

We are happy to support RLSS UK to reduce these numbers by informing our pupils about how to be safe near water.

Various activities will take place during the session, including basic stoke development, rescue techniques delivered in a fun and enjoyable environment.

For more details about the session, visit to book your child onto our drowning prevention week session.

Drowning Prevention Week will see schools, leisure c! entres, organisations, businesses and lifesaving clubs across the country holding activities to help raise awareness of how to be safe in, on or around water. The campaign also encourages people to fundraise on behalf of the charity’s drowning prevention work.

Any money raised will go towards:

  • Ensuring all children in local schools know how to stay safe near water.
  • &! nbsp;     Funding the creation of new lifesaving clubs.
  • Helping our current lifesaving clubs provide water safety education to local communities.
  • Funding our supporters to teach water safety in developing countries.
  • Supporting families affected by drowning or near drowning.


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