• swimming

  • 7 hrs

  • Up to 8 people
  • pin

    Devon, GB

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • Description


    A great bolt on CPD, filled with useful and practical information!

    This specifically designed course is aimed at swimmers and coaches/teachers looking to further their knowledge of the sea environment, risk assessment and how to rescue a swimmer in trouble.

    This will give you increased confidence that should a situation arise during a session, you will be better equipped to deal with someone in trouble in the water as well as exploring available safety and rescue equipment for your swim session.We'll also explore other safety and rescue equipment.


    The course is split into two parts:

    1. Theory over 1 online session (usually 7:30pm-9pm) covering:

    the beach/ocean environment, gaining knowledge and awareness of weather, water temperature, tides, swell, rip currents, wildlife and understanding their effect on swimming.

    We'll also talk about how to recognise someone struggling in the water, the drowning process and dealing with a rescue situation.

    2.Practical session, 9:30am - 4:30pm, held at ​Bigbury on Sea (in front of the glorious Burgh Island) in South Devon.

    We put into practice the theory learnt from the online session: assessing the area, recognising potential risks and hazards, ...

    Learning and practising rescue skills with and without equipment such as throw rope and rescue tube.

    Price also includes access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform to prepare the theory and practical.


    Please note, when you configure your booking, the dates shown (in green) are the practical ones.


    Online Google Meet: Wednesday 12th June at 7:30pm

    Practical: Saturday 15th June at Bigbury on Sea, 9:30am - 4:30pm

    We can deliver the practical session in your area to make it tailored for your swims, it would require a minimum of 4 persons and the session to be delivered during weekdays only. There's an additional cost of £10pp to cover travel expenses.

    Please contact us to find a suitable date and for any other locations

    We recommend refreshing these skills after 24 months and offer a one day follow up course (£95) whereby we put you through scenarios to build confidence, iron out any problems caused by skill fade as well as helping to improve technique and build on what you learnt from your initial course.​​


    First aid qualification recommended

    What to bring

    -Wetsuit and equipment suitable for the activity and time of year - we'll spend 3 to 4 hours going in and out of the water in the afternoon

    -Warm waterproof & windproof clothing

    -Drink & food/snacks for the day


    Online session:


    -Water temperature


    -The beach and inshore environment


    -Drowning process

    -Dealing with a rescue


    -Use of analytical risk assessment

    -Use of a throw rope

    -Communicating from a distance

    -Rescue skills on conscious and unconscious casualty, without equipment and using a rescue tube.

    -Aftercare (casualty and group)

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