Posts Tagged ‘ Safety ’

Flare Amnesty and Sea Safety Day

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Dorset Police are pleased to be able to announce the first ever Flare Amnesty Event being held in Dorset.

A Sea Safety day is taking place at the MDL Cobbs Quay Marina on Saturday 15 April 2017, with the FLARE AMNESTY taking between 1000hrs and 1400 hrs only.

Please share details with all interested parties and download Poster for display at any suitable locations.


Open Water Swimmer Safety: Coaches’ Role

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

Prof David Gerrard, University of Otago (NZL) and Dr Kevin Boyd (GBR) talk about “Open Water Swimmer Safety: Coaches’ Role” in Session 6 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.


How Cold is Too Cold?

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
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Jane Saycell of Portsmouth University talks about “How Cold is Too Cold? Research Determinates of Cold Water Swimming” in Session 2 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.


How Hot is Too Hot?

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
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Professor Jim Cotter, Otago University (NZL) and Dr Carl Bradford, Otago University (NZL) discuss the topic “How Hot is Too Hot? Open Water Swimming in Warm Temperatures” in Session 2 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.


New partnership to SH2OUT about safe open water swimming

Jan 25th, 2017 | By

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and British Triathlon have launched a new strategy on 25 Jan 2017 to help drive the development of open water swimming.

Supported by the ASA, the strategy will set standards and grow safe open water swimming.


Shelley Taylor-Smith keynote

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

Seven-time World number one Women’s Marathon Swimmer, Shelley Taylor-Smith is the only woman to hold a number one world ranking for both men and women in the history of any sport. This ranking led to the governing body, FINA, creating equal prize money and separate rankings for both genders that has left a global legacy for women and Shelley regards this as her greatest personal achievement.


British Triathlon and RLSS UK set to grow safe open water swimming

Mar 10th, 2016 | By

Open water swimming is set to grow as British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have confirmed a new partnership to support the promotion and development of the sport.

The three-year partnership recognises the potential growth of open water swimming and the need to develop the sport’s existing infrastructure to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for new and existing participants.


SwimTreck 23 Aug 2015 cancelled

Aug 21st, 2015 | By
weather forecast for 23 Aug

The swimtrek planned for Sunday 23 August has been cancelled as the weather is predicted to be windy and wet and we know how quickly things do change. It wouldn’t be enjoyable picnicking and walking that distance in the rain, and the long swim isn’t feasible in high winds.


Top lifesaving tips for open water swimming with Ash Jones

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

The ASA and RNLI are urging parents to take more responsibility for their children in open water and concerned that the message of the added dangers and difficulties of beach swimming are misunderstood by both parents and kids.


Volunteers and swimming teachers needed for Swim Safe 2015

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By

The ASA and the RNLI are looking for volunteers and swimming teachers to deliver Swim Safe 2015 at a number of locations across the UK including Boscombe this summer.

This is the third successive year that Swim Safe has run across the UK’s beaches and lakes, with the 2013/14 programmes seeing over 6,000 children take part and learn how to be safe in different water environments.


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