Qualified Swimming Pool Lifeguard

On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year. Nearly 60 of these are children and young people. We believe that the majority of drownings are preventable through good knowledge of water safety in swimming pools . Make sure that you and your loved-ones are not counted in next year’s drowning figures.

More UK children die in pools while abroad on holiday than in pools in the UK. Make sure you and others are safe in swimming pools in the UK and abroad.

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

  • Keep young children under constant supervision
  • Follow the pool rules (don’t dive into the shallow end)
  • Take time to check the depth, water flow and layout of the pool, especially at leisure pools and holiday resorts
  • Never enter the water after drinking alcohol

In addition to the above tips, ensure you and your family know the SAFE code:

SPOT

spot the dangers

ADVICE

follow safety signs and advice

FRIEND

stay close to a friend or family member

EMERGENCY

shout for help and know the emergency number to call in the country you’re in