I have always been passionate about being in the water and doing it safely, probably something I learned from my parents.
The RLSS UK provides so much, from water safety information to vocational qualifications so that we can enjoy pools and other swimming venues safely.
For youngsters, the society expand on the learn to swim pathway to teach valuable first aid and self-rescue skills.
I would love for you to support the RLSS UK by making a donation to my year long challenge which I will be completing through pool sessions and open water swimming. My lifesaving club coaches are encouraging me and challenging me to take my swimming and lifesaving skills to the next level and it would be great to have you on that journey too.

Mercedes Franey-Gardiner