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Water safety

As the weather gets warmer, you may well be thinking about heading out for a day at the beach or by a loch or river. Scotland has lots of beautiful places to visit, and nothing boosts your family’s wellbeing like being outdoors. But if you are heading out, it’s important to make sure that everyone in your family knows how to be safe around water. Here are some tips to help keep everyone safer.  

Water safety tips

Learning to swim

Learning to swim has lots of benefits for kids and adults alike, including keeping you safer around open water –  although It’s important to remember that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a swimming pool and cold water shock can affect anyone, even good swimmers.  Swimming is good for the heart and muscles, and it’s easy on the joints. It’s also great for clearing your head and boosting wellbeing. Plus going swimming at your local pool is a great way of spending time together as a family.

Last updated: 1 May, 2023