Learning to swim in open water

Living by the sea, I feel that learning to swim is a vital skill and all my children have had swimming lessons at one point or another. It is also worth bearing in mind that there are a number of differences between swimming in a pool and open water and just because you’re a strong pool swimmer, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be good at open water swimming. Whether in the sea, river or lake, the skills involved in keeping safe… Continue Reading “Learning to swim in open water”

Swimsafe with the ASA and RNLI at Shore Road

Swimsafe

I am a firm believer that all children should learn to swim and as we live by the coast it is especially important for mine to understand the differences of swimming in open water to that of a swimming pool. Whether by the sea, river or lake, the skills involved in keeping safe in open water are different to those in an indoor pool, where most swimming lessons take place. The ASA and the RNLI run the Swim Safe programme of improver… Continue Reading “Swimsafe with the ASA and RNLI at Shore Road”

Swim Safe at the Beach this Summer!

Isaac Body Boarding

We spend a lot of our time at the beach over the summer and it is vital that all children are kept safe and know what to do if they get into trouble at the beach. The RNLI always advise families to swim and have fun at a lifeguarded beach, but the sea can be unpredictable wherever you are and knowing how to stay safe is an important lesson to learn. That’s why their new Beach Smart packs aim to… Continue Reading “Swim Safe at the Beach this Summer!”

The Big Christmas Rescue Review

My kids adore personalised books and reading them their bedtime story where they are the characters make it that little bit more exciting, so when I was invited to review the Big Christmas Rescue I jumped at the chance. The Big Christmas Rescue is an exciting, personalised tale of Christmas courage which gives children a magical introduction to the work of the RNLI’s volunteer lifesavers, whilst funds from the sales of the book help fund the charity’s lifesaving service.  Did… Continue Reading “The Big Christmas Rescue Review”