• 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 2 Zoom sessions (usually 7:30pm-9pm):

    -Session 1: covering an introduction to the beach/ocean environment, gaining knowledge and awareness of weather, water temperature, tides, swell, rip currents, wildlife and understanding their effect on swimming.

    -Session 2: looking at drowning process, how to deal with a rescue situation and analytical risk assessments in a practical manner.

    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 Zoom sessions: assessing the area, recognising potential risks and putting mitigation actions in place if necessary.

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

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

    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.​​


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


    Zoom: Wednesday 10th and Wednesday 17th, 7:30pm

    Practical: Saturday 20th, 9:30am - 4:30pm


    Zoom: Monday 5th and Thursday 8th, 7:30pm

    Practical: Monday 12th, 9:30am - 4:30pm


    Zoom: Wednesday 4th and Wednesday 11th, 7:30pm

    Practical: Saturday 14th, 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 to cover travel expenses as follows:

    + £12pp for groups in Exmouth, Kingsand/Cawsand area

    + £10pp for groups in Dawlish area

    + £7.5pp for groups in Plymouth or Torquay areas

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


    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


    Zoom 1:


    -Water temperature


    -The beach and inshore environment


    Zoom 2:

    -Drowning process

    -Dealing with a rescue

    -The Analytical Risk Assessment:

    Risks and hazards

    Mitigation action

    Impact on session plan



    -Use of analytical risk assessment

    -Use of a throw rope

    -Practice and use of hand signals

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

    -Aftercare (casualty and group)

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