STAnley’s Water Safety Tour – We Hope You Had a Wave of a Time! #STAnleyOnTour #WaterSafety

To all the swim schools and learners who took part in our first official National Water Safety Week, thank you for making it a huge success!

Over 100 organisations across the UK got involved in the week, and together you helped teach and spread the message of the importance of water safety education to thousands of young people through your swimming lessons, school visits and on social media. This year’s campaign was supported with our free downloadable resources, which included water safety themed lessons and activity sheets, personal appearances from STAnley himself – who visited several pools during the week – and our army of mini STAnley Juniors.

Zofia Houlston, STA’s Head of Marketing, said: “This was our first official water safety event, and it was a great success with our loveable mascot, STAnley, proving to be popular wherever he goes. Importantly, we know STAnley has a positive impact on children, which helps to drive home the serious message about water safety in a fun way. We hope to make this event even bigger next year.”

The timing of this year’s event also timed with the Water Accident and Incident Database (WAID) releasing the latest figures on UK Drownings. And, Zofia added: “Although it is positive to see that the numbers of accidental water related deaths are at its lowest since records began in 1983, a lot more still needs to be done as the figures are still tragically too high – and drowning still remains the third highest death amongst youngsters. Our National Water Safety Week is integral to this education process alongside the every-day teaching of water safety in swimming lessons and in classrooms with our Health and Wellbeing booklets.”

We hope you can join STAnley again next year in his mission to ‘Pull the Plug’ on drowning!

Thank you to everyone who took part:

  • Swim Schools and Academies
    WetWetWet Swim School
    Creative Aquatic Tytherington frome
    Le Mourier Swim School
    Atlantis School of Swimming
    Bar Swim Academy
    Swimtime Scotland & Cumbria, Keir & Cawder Estate
    Simply Swim Sussex
    Little Turtle Swim Swim Company
    Rebecca’s Swim School
    Aqua Stars
    Swimtime Yorkshire
    The Swimming Academy
    Willow Babies Swim
    CJB academy of swimming
    Little Nessies
    Hydro School
    Swim Works
    Water Lilies Swimming School,
    Splash Babies
    Mini Swimmers
    Fins and Floats
    1st Swim School Ltd
    Aquanauts UK Ltd
    Affinity Swim
    Aqua Swim Ashborune
    Hayley’s Swimming school
    Aqua Babies
    Orca Swim School
    Splash Paddle Swim
    Dippers and Divers
    Swim Start Swim School
    Swim with style
    Southern Swim School
    Water Kidz
    Marie’s Swimming School
    Small Splashes
    Fins and Floats
    First Stroke Swim School
    Aquatic Academy
    Hebburn Swimming Club
    Kell’s Swimming Pool
    Aston Lodge Swim Academy
    Brize Fliers
    Quilty Swim school
    Quilty Swim school
    Fitt & Smart
  • Schools
    Marchant Holliday school
    Lubbins Park Community Primary School
    Finham Primary
    Two Moors primary school
    Whitemeadows School
  • Other
    Michael Byrne
    Annette Gravel
    Elaine Knight
    Victoria Lea
    Tracy Bishop
    Tamworth Unicorns Swimming Club for Disabled Persons
    Farnham Triathlon Club
    Kilmarnock Jets Swim Team – Volunteer Treasurer April Marshall
    Sandwell Leisure Trust
    Share Discovery Village
    Falkirk Community Trust
    Dronfield Sports Centre
    Lagoon Leisure Centre
    Exe Valley Leisure Centre
    Lords Meadow Leisure Centre
    Newry and Mourne (Local Authority)
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