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
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