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Free outdoor swimming lessons to be held at beach

Free swimming lessons are to be held on a beach to teach youngsters what to do if they get into trouble in the water.

Organised by Swim England and the RNLI, the sessions for seven to 14-year-olds have been taking place at Dovercourt Beach in Harwich and will resume this week from Thursday, August 23 to Saturday, August 25.

Charlotte Francis, Swim Safe area coordinator for Harwich, said: “It’s the first time that Swim Safe has come to Harwich and the sessions have been proving very popular.

Read the article @eadt.co.uk

Good initiative!