RLSS Drowning Prevention Week

16th - 26th June 2017

Royal Life Saving Society UK

Drowning Prevention Week 16th - 25th June 2017

One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK, and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning. By spreading water safety advice far and wide, Drowning Prevention Week aims to teach people how to stay safe near water.

Across this week, the Hinckley Leisure Centre will be running several activities that will improve water safety and to make people more aware of the dangers of water.

The sessions are as follows:

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE

Rookie Lifeguard Big Weekend (Children aged 8 to 14) - Have a go at performing lifeguard skills including rescues, lifeguard swimming strokes and CPR (resuscitation).

  • Session 1 - 12:00pm
  • Session 2 - 12:30pm

MONDAY 19th JUNE

Save a Life Workshop Baby & Child - Come along to one or more of these friendly, informal and practical workshops and make sure that you know what to do in an emergency.

  • Session 1 - 10:00am
  • Session 2 - 1:00pm
  • Session 3 - 6:00pm

TUESDAY 20th JUNE

Save a Life Workshop Adult & AED - Learning CPR (resuscitation) and how to use an AED (defibrillator) is a lot easier than you think.

  • Session 1 - 10:00am
  • Session 2 - 1:00pm

WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE & THURSDAY 22nd JUNE

Lifeguard Challenge (12 years and above) - Take on different challenges and see who can be the best!

  • Session 1 - 8:00am until 9:00am
  • Session 2 - 12:00pm until 1:30pm
  • Session 3 - 7:00pm until 8:00pm

FRIDAY 23rd JUNE

Free Swim Friday - Enjoy free swimming sessions for all the family donations to RLSS are welcome. Applies to Family Fun in Community Pool (session 1) and Just Swim (session 2 & 3)

  • Session 1 - 10:30am until 1:30pm
  • Session 2 - 2:25pm until 3:50pm
  • Session 3 - 6:00pm until 7:00pm

SATURDAY 24th JUNE - Pool to Pond Taster Day - Learn essential open water swimming skills, and find out more information about the full course.

  • Session 1 - 5:00pm until 5:45pm (Must be able to swim 600m continuously)
  • Session 2 - 6:00pm until 7:00pm (Adults 16 years and above & swim 600m continuously)

 

Booking is essential on all sessions (excluding Lifeguard Challenge & Free Swim Friday) due to limited spaces. Please visit reception or call 01455 610011 to book your place today!