Swim Safe is coming to Boscombe

UPDATE: Volunteer role information pack and application form for Swim Safe 2014 at Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth – closing date extended to Friday 16 May 2014

Swim Safe in Bude 2013
Swim Safe in Bude 2013

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teachers Wanted!

Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth

The ASA and the RNLI are working together on a project called Swim Safe. The 2013 pilot took place in Bude and was a fantastic success with over 2300 children taking part in the programme. In 2014 the programme will be expanding to 3 locations across the country:

  1. 1. Bude Sea Pool, Bude, Cornwall
  2. 2. Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth
  3. 3. Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

The programme offers free improver swimming lessons and beach safety advice for children aged 7-14 from Monday 28 July – Tuesday 26 August 2014 (exact dates and timings for Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth are in the document for download).

Most young people learn to swim in an indoor pool which is a safe and familiar environment. Swim Safe gives young people the opportunity to test and improve their swimming ability in a different aquatic environment. Children are being offered the opportunity to attend the free 40 minute session which will include beach safety advice provided by RNLI lifeguards and up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with ASA accredited teachers. The programme is weather dependant and sessions will be adjusted accordingly.

Parents can book their children onto the programme on the day or via the telephone booking number.

If you are interested in any of the Boscombe positions, please download and complete the Application Form in the advert flyer and submit to swimsafe@swimming.org no later than Friday 30 April 2014.

Please note that once teachers have been selected, DBS checks will be carried out.

If you have any questions please email swimsafe@swimming.org or call Helen Kellett on 07826 526470

Volunteers Required

To ensure the project is a success, volunteers will be required in a number of roles detailed in this Information Pack.

What you will get from volunteering on Swim Safe?

  • Develop your skills and experience with a national governing body (ASA) and a leading national charity (RNLI).
  • Join a motivated, fun and enthusiastic team.
  • Gain valuable experience that will enhance your CV.
  • Meet new people within your local community.
  • Satisfaction of giving back.
  • You will be provided with a Swim Safe top (please provide your own black trousers / shorts).

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions in Boscombe, please complete the application form in the information pack and submit to swimsafe@swimming.org no later than Friday 2 May 2014.

The ASA will then contact you to advise you on the next steps!

If you have any questions please email swimsafe@swimming.org or call Helen Kellett on 07826 526470.

View a CBBC Newsround report and clips on the Bude 2013 Swim Safe programme. If you are interested in volunteering for the Bude sessions in 2014, download this pack.

1 thought on “Swim Safe is coming to Boscombe

  1. The 2014 programme saw 3600 kids take part and give teachers and volunteers an opportunity to gain invaluable team building and project coordination experience.

    A breakdown of the numbers at each location:

    • Bude – 1327 children
    • Bournemouth – 1150 children
    • South Shields – 809 children
    • Lake Windemere – 314 children

    The feedback from teachers, volunteers and participants was really positive, many of the youngsters took part more than once, bringing along friends and family with them.

    View Swim Safe round-up 2014 on ASA website.

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