Taking the plunge on water safety week
MORE than 150 children and teenagers took the plunge into cold water at Curracloe Beach to learn how to swim and save lives at the annual swim and water safety week.
The successful week at Curracloe concluded with a certificate presentation, where the swimmers and lifesavers were rewarded for their hard efforts. The perpetual trophy for swimmer of the week was given to Ronan Dillon, who managed to perfect all his strokes.
Wexford Water Safety PRO Ruairi Farrell said the swim classes cater for children over five who learn swimming and water confidence in the open water.
Children over ten, who have completed all their swim lessons, then progress to the water safety classes where they learn safety, rescue, resuscitation and basic life support skills.
Ruairi said: ‘It is all part of working towards achieving our motto of turning every child into a swimmer and every swimmer into a lifesaver. Many of the participants progress towards completing the lifeguard course with us.’
The classes are taught by Wexford Water Safety instructors and volunteers who aim to promote a safer attitude towards our coastlines.
The children of swim groups 1, 2 and 3 at Curracloe beach for Swim and Water Safety Week.