Swimming lesson to save lives

Embassy Swimming Pool. Photo: Graham Cummings
Embassy Swimming Pool. Photo: Graham Cummings

Staff at The Embassy Swimming Pool in Skegness are making waves by promoting a national campaign to prevent drowning.

Using activities and resources provided by the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (the UK’s drowning prevention charity), The Embassy Pool, will be running a rookie in house gala and free taster swim lessons in support of Drowning Prevention Week.

The Rookie event will take place at 5.30pm on Friday, June 26. The swimming lessons will take place from 10.30 on Saturday, June 27.

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

Christine Malpas, operations manager, from the Embassy Pool, 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 near-drowning experiences, many resulting in life changing injuries.

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

For more details about the session or to book, please contact the pool on 01754 610675.