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Get In The Swim At Bude Sea Pool

FREE swimming lessons for children this summer 

Thousands of adults have taken up outdoor swimming in recent years, enjoying healthy activity in the natural environment. The opportunities for younger swimmers to experience the same benefits are rather more limited – but this summer the ASA and the RNLI have teamed up with FoBSP to offer FREE swimming and beach safety lessons for children at Bude’s historic tidal swimming pool in North Cornwall.

The ASA, the national governing body for swimming in England, and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, are providing a unique and fun opportunity for all 7-14 year olds at Bude Sea Pool in this summer.  As Sea Pool supporters are aware, the Pool is now run and funded by FoBSP, who pay for its lifeguarding, maintenance and ongoing renovation via donations, sponsorship and membership.

Swim Safe will provide children with a practical understanding of swimming in the sea, as well as advice on how to stay safe at the beach.  Each 40 minute session is completely free and includes in-water tuition in a structured and fun swimming lesson with accredited ASA teachers, as well as beach safety advice from RNLI lifeguards.

Swim Safe will run every day except Saturday from 29th July 2013 until 30th August at Bude Sea Pool, and will be open to both visitors and local children who are able to swim at least 25 metres unaided.  Session times each day will vary according to the tide, and the Sea Pool will be open as usual to casual swimmers – it’s so big, there’s plenty of room for everyone.

Online Swim Safe bookings can be made at www.swimming.org/swimsafe from the 15th July or you can just turn up on the day and book on to a session.

The project is also being made possible thanks to the Swimming Trust and Visit Bude.

You can make a donation towards the Sea Pool’s running costs via:


Or pay £10 to join FoBSP here: www.budeseapool.net/join