black swimming association

water safety and orientation course

Five Week Water Safety & Orientation course

Southwark Leisure has joined forces with the Black Swimming Association (BSA) to deliver free water safety courses for people in the black community. There are 16 spaces available for Southwark residents.

The BSA aims to encourage more people in African, Caribbean, and Asian communities to engage in swimming and water safety education. The course provides vital water safety knowledge that can potentially keep you and others safe in and around the water. We support and encourage you to find your personal connection with water, taking you on your own individual journey with swimming. This will open up a world of opportunities to engage and enjoy being in and around the water.

Learn an important life skill

Course Date: 2 November – 30 November 2023 (Every Thursday 2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Course Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre

Cost: Free (Funded by London Marathon Foundation). Spaces offered on a first come, first serve basis.

The course is designed for adults who are nervous of water or have had negative experiences in water. It will help you relax and build confidence in the water over the five weeks. There will be up to 4 of our teachers inside the water at any time to provide re-assurance and support.

  • Learn water safety skills and knowledge
  • Learn how to stay safe and comfortable in and around the water
  • Build your confidence in water
  • Make friendships with people like you

Sign up today to build up your water confidence.

How to apply: You can apply directly Online here using the course code: SWKCAS021123 or call or WhatsApp Susanna on 07517 850403.

Watch the video to see how the BSA have helped changed people’s lives.

How to get to The Castle Leisure Centre:

Address: 2 St Gabriel Walk, London. SE1 6FG

Bus routes: 12 / 40 / 176 / 35 / 45 / 68 /136 / 148 / 171 / 343 / 468 / 53 / 453 / 133 / 155 / 196 / 333 / 415 / 1 / 188

National Rail: Elephant & Castle

London Underground: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo or Northern lines)

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