Basic water skills can be life-changing. Not only will the Lifesaver • Lifechanger toolkit give you the skills and confidence to enjoy being around the water safely, but you could also one day save somebody's life.
Remember, we want you to enjoy the water and all its benefits, but, as it does come with risks, it is crucial to understand and manage these. Once you’ve completed the Lifesaver • Lifechanger toolkit, you will feel much more confident to enjoy the water and change lives.
Every year, on average 402 UK and Irish citizens lose their lives in a water-related incident. Most of the incidents are completely avoidable. Did you know that 43% of people would jump into the water to save somebody? A completely natural instinct, but an instinct that without the correct knowledge and training is often risky and life-threatening.
We live on beautiful islands. Our coasts are surrounded by islets, and our land is punctuated by stunning waterways. Yet without the right education, these can all pose a threat to us – often with tragic consequences. Water is a part of our very fabric, as is our enjoyment of being near it without fear.
This short course will provide you and your family with the right education and skills for life, that will set you on your journey to become a lifesaver and gain the knowledge and confidence to enjoy the water, safely.