SCOTTISH Swimming and Scottish Water – who are partners in Learn to Swim – have joined with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Leisure Trusts and Aquatic providers to deliver exclusive water safety lessons, as part of Drowning Prevention Week, which runs from 14-24 June.
Lessons under the National Learn to Swim Framework, which involve some 75,000 children across Scotland, are being specially adapted to include key water safety guidance as part of RLSS’s Drowning Prevention Week, and on Friday 21st June, pupils from Methven Primary School in Perth, will take part in a water safety lesson, alongside Olympic medallist and local swimming hero, Stephen Milne.
Members of the media and photographers are invited to Perth Leisure Pool, as follows:
DATE: 21st JUNE 2019
LOCATION: Hay Room, 1st floor, Dewars Centre then next door to Perth Leisure Pool (Glasgow Road, Perth, PH2 0HZ)
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9:30 Media arrive to set up at training pool, as needed (to give time for cameras to get acclimatised to poolside conditions)
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to the day and setting the context (Dewars Centre)
Short film introduction
Euan Lowe, chief executive, Scottish Swimming
Andrew Walker, head of Communications, Scottish Water
Stephen Milne, Olympic Silver medallist
10:15 – 10:50 Filming of lesson and interviews on poolside
10:50 – 11:00 Stephen Milne recaps what the children have learned about water safety at the end
11:00 Media finish any outstanding interviews, children exit pool and get changed
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