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Drowning Prevention Week

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The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) are raising awareness of water safety with Drowning Prevention Week during 15-22 June.

According to a survey by RLSS UK, only 30% of parents surveyed said they were 'very confident' that their child knows how to stay safe in and around water.

Limited time offer - No lesson joining fee

Sign up for swimming lessons with Gedling Leisure between 15 and 22 June and you won't have to pay a lesson joining fee

We want to help more children learn to swim and be more confident in water, particularly as the weather gets warmer and the summer holidays approach. Learning to swim is an essential life skill, and will enable your child to enjoy the swimming pools and open water more safely.

Find out more about the swimming lessons we offer, including baby and toddler, junior swim stars, disability swim stars, adult lessons and private swimming lessons.

Simply pop in to Calverton, Carlton Forum or Arnold Leisure Centre for more information and to sign up for swimming lessons during Drowning Prevention Week to save £15 with no joining fee to pay! We will also arrange a free swim assessment to get you started and assess the learner's abilities.

The no joining fee offer for swimming lessons is valid until the end of the day on Saturday 22 June. See the swimming lesson terms and conditions


Did you know?

According to a survey by RLSS UK in March 2022:

  • An average of 304 UK and Irish Citizens lose their life to accidental drowning each year.
  • In the last 5 years, 119 children accidentally drowned in the UK.
  • Around 49% of accidental drownings happen between May and August.


Useful resources

Water safety advice (RLSS UK)

Colour in to win a limited edition pin badge (RLSS UK) 

10 Drowning facts (RLSS UK)

Online water safety game (Swim England)