RNLI and East Lindsey District Council teach children to swim safely

OVER 2,000 local children have been given expert guidance regarding the dangers of open waters in time for the summer months.

East Lindsey District Council has visited 25 schools in the area in partnership with the RNLI to educate key stage 2 pupils on the importance of learning to swim safely.

Pupils were taught how to spot dangers, take safety advice and to always swim with others.

Coun Adam Grist, the portfolio holder for leisure at the district council, said: “We take water safety extremely seriously and were pleased to work with the RNLI to remind students about the dangers of water.”

The RNLI operate a seasonal beach lifeguard service on the beach at Mablethorpe from June to September each year.