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Drowning Prevention Week

Save the date for 2024:
15 - 22 June

Thank you for joining us for Drowning Prevention Week 2023! Learning to swim is so important, we're already looking forward to DPW 2024.

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What is Drowning Prevention Week?

Drowning Prevention Week is one of RLSS's campaigns to prevent accidental drowning. DPW's mission is to help everybody across the UK and Ireland, enjoy water, safely.

With the skills and knowledge to make the right decisions about water safety, and make memories that will last a lifetime, for all the right reasons.

The DPW campaign, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK, encourages parents, schools, leisure centres and communities to use its free water safety resources, to give children the skills to enjoy a lifetime of fun in the water.

Now in its tenth year, DPW 2023 is a crucial campaign as there is still a dramatic gap in school swimming and water safety education.

In communities where participation in swimming and water safety activities is already traditionally low, this worrying gap in knowledge and skills, is even bigger.

RLSS UK believes that through free, accessible education and training, everyone can enjoy water safely.

Drowning Prevention Week Animation
Drowning Prevention Week Animation
Water Safety Code Animation
Water Safety Code Animation
Teya's Story
Teya's Story
Give Drowning the Boot
Give Drowning the Boot
Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface

How can I improve my water safety skills?

Swimming lessons

Did you know that whilst enrolled in swimming lessons with East Riding Leisure you are entitled to free casual swimming?

What happens after Drowning Prevention Week?

This is just a week to raise awareness in the run-up to summer when we all love to get back out in nature and cool off, but the lessons learnt are important all year round.

Build your strength and learn how to enjoy the water safely with swimming lessons for all ages.

Available at all of our leisure centres with a pool, find out more about swimming with East Riding Leisure.

Save and splash with a membership!

All our memberships include swimming. Plan on swimming more than once a week? You could save with our membership plans starting from just £12.50!

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Drowning Prevention Week News

Water Safety

In May, we also celebrated International Learn to Swim Week, with informative articles and advice for adults, children and families, on all kinds of subjects like diversity and inclusion, water safety on holiday and mental health and wellbeing. The STA, our swimming teacher's governing body, provided loads of great resources and games too.

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