Endorsement from Mark Smith, President RLSS UK and Ireland

It was such an amazing and gratefully received endorsement of our tow floats with some great tips for open water swimming safely we had to turn it into a blog so everyone could read it.  

Mark Smith, President of the Royal Life Saving Society UK & Ireland said:

“Using the Swim Secure tow float means that I can enjoy water safely.

Before I go in the water I risk assess everything, make sure there is somewhere safe to get out, have a plan if something goes wrong, monitor the flow, temperature and whats in the water, and understand what other river users there are - the final part of this is the Swim Secure tow float that makes me visible and provides somewhere to rest if I got into difficulty.

I wouldn’t explore somewhere like this without it. I got such a positive reaction using my tow float on this stretch of river with boaters, paddlers and walkers all wanting to stop for a chat and commend its use.

Its even better that the RLSS UK logo is on it too as a water safety partner!”

We couldn't agree more. 

 

Swimming spot: In Barrow Upon Soar park at The Moorings pub (LE12 8PN), cross the bridge and turn right along tow path 1/3 mile. Grassy banks and some beach area for entry, 5 minutes, 52.7534,- 1.1574

Mark found this area to swim from the Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. Click here for more information. 

RLSS UK are the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. Click here for more information.

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