Young North Northamptonshire residents to get water safety advice

Parks, sports and leisure

14 June 2024

Youngsters who take part in swimming lessons at all swimming pools in North Northamptonshire will be given water safety advice as part of their normal lessons during Drowning Prevention Week 15 to 22 June.  

Drowning Prevention Week is run by Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS UK) and is an important Summer Water Safety Campaign, held every year in June.

The campaign, timed ahead of the Summer holidays, is aimed at families, carers, teachers and instructors of children aged five to fifteen years old and aims to educate them about water safety.  

Instructors at pools run by North Northamptonshire Leisure, as well as those managed by contractors Freedom Leisure and Places for Leisure have pledged to support to this important campaign.

Corby’s East Midlands International Pool, East Northant’s Nene Leisure Centre, Wellingborough’s Waendel Leisure Centre, Rushden’s Splash Leisure Pool and Kettering Swimming Pool are all highlighting Drowning Prevention Week.

As well as giving valuable water safety advice to children participating in swimming lessons instructors will be providing the youngsters with RLSS UK colouring and activity sheets which continue the message.

If your child doesn’t have swimming lessons you can still have vital conversations about water safety with resources available, for free, from RLSS UK website. You can also follow @NNActive on Facebook during the week for more information and guidance.

Swimming Lessons are available all North Northamptonshire pools, including during the Summer break. Contact your local leisure centre to find out more.

North Northamptonshire Council will also be working in partnership with HAF Northants to provide Free Swimming sessions for young people eligible for HAF during the Summer break. More details will soon be available on the Northamptonshire Holiday Activity & Food Programme website.