Drowning Prevention Week 2022

By Lucy Bourne June 14, 2022

Drowning Prevention Week 2022

Drowning Prevention Week 2022

Drowning is preventable, yet over 400 lives are lost to drowning across the UK and Ireland, every year. Water safety education is vital and, in some instances, could be a child’s only opportunity to learn about the water. Source: https://www.rlss.org.uk/Pages/Category/water-safety-education

Drowning Prevention Week will take place between Saturday 18th- Saturday 25th June, at Everybody Health and Leisure our swimmers safety is paramount, here we will be sharing what we will be doing during Drowning Prevention Week at our leisure centre’s and how you can help keep our community safe in the water by becoming a Lifeguard or teaching a vital life skill by becoming a Swimming Teacher!

Be sure to check out our careers page for roles at Everybody and how we can help you if you are not yet qualified, more information below.

Now in its ninth year, DPW 2022 is a crucial campaign. Still on the recovery from COVID, millions of young people have vitally missed out on the opportunity to swim, leaving a dramatic gap in school swimming andwater safety education and many families are still opting to holiday around UK and Irish waters. Source https://www.rlss.org.uk/dpw-our-campaign

During Drowning Prevention week all of our school swimming lessons will be based around water safety and our Learn To Swim Scheme swimming lessons will incorporate 10 minutes of water safety at the end of each class, all children who attend lessons this week will receive a certificate.

These sessions could include teaching children:

  • Safe Entry and Exit (Slide-in Entry, Fall-in Entry + Climb Out)
  • Staying at the Surface (Floating on your back and sculling + Treading water)
  • Staying Safe during an Emergency (Shout and Signal Rescue + Throwing Rescue)

Abbie Thorburn, Master Aquatic Lead at Everybody Health & Leisure shares

“We are supporting the RLSS campaign, Drowning Prevention Week throughout June. We will be targeting school swimming lessons and our learn to swim scheme to create awareness of the dangers around water in a fun and engaging way. We hope to raise awareness and allow children and families to enjoy water safely, especially during the summer when we know families are around water more frequently. Check out our social media channels to see what we get up to.”

Careers in Leisure

Want to become a Lifeguard or looking for a Lifeguard job? Look no further….

Here at Everybody we help people of all ages live well & for longer by giving them a safe and happy experience when they come swimming.  Pool Lifeguards ensure swimmers and non-swimmers keep coming back to their local swimming pool time & time again to enjoy activities such as lane swimming, pool parties, family swims and swimming lessons – creating lasting happy memories of their local swimming pool.

  • Top rate of pay starting at £19k pro rata per year.
  • Full training offered with Lifeguard Course included for unqualified applicants.
  • Full time and part time roles available.

Check out our video from Sam sharing why he wanted to become a Lifeguard, why he likes working for us and his thought’s to anyone wanting to become a Lifeguard.


Want to become a Swimming Teacher or looking for a job in Swim Teaching?

Ever dreamed of being able to make a difference and see constant progress in what you do? Join our team as a Swim Teacher and you can! Be a local role model who helps people live well & for longer by teaching them a vital life skill.

Not qualified? No problem – join our team as an aspiring Swim Teacher.

  • Our superb Swim Teachers help people develop one of life’s most important skills.
  • You’ll support the delivery of your high quality classes as part of our vibrant Learn to Swim Programme.
  • We are looking for level 1 & 2 and unqualified with opportunities to gain your qualifications through our Everybody Academy.

Find out more on our careers page!

Don’t forget to follow our social media channels to see more information during Drowning Prevention Week:

Facebook: @EverybodyHealthLeisure

Twitter & Instagram: @EBLeisure

LinkedIn: Everybody Health & Leisure

For free water safety and advice and resources visit https://www.rlss.org.uk/Pages/Category/drowning-prevention-week-campaign 

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