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This specifically designed course is aimed at swimmers and coaches/teachers looking to further their knowledge of the sea environment, risk assessment and how to rescue a swimmer in trouble.

A great bolt on CPD, filled with useful and practical information!

Course content:

The course is split into two parts:

1.Theory over 2 Zoom sessions, 7:30pm start:

-Session 1: 2 hours covering an introduction to the beach/ocean environment, gaining knowledge and awareness of weather, tides, swell, rip currents, wildlife and understanding their effect on swimming. After a short break, we'll talk about how to deal with a rescue.

-Session 2: 1.5 hour session looking at hazard awareness, analytical risk assessments, their use and how to complete them.

2.Practical session, 9:30am-4:30pm, held at ​Challaborough Beach, TQ7 4HU, South Devon.

We put into practice the theory learnt from the Zoom sessions: assessing the area, recognising potential risks and putting mitigation actions in place if necessary.

Learning rescue skills with and without equipment: throw rope and rescue tube.

This will give you increased confidence that should a situation arise during a session, you will be better equipped to deal with someone in trouble in the water as well as exploring available safety and rescue equipment for your swim session.We'll also explore other safety and rescue equipment.

Price includes access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform to prepare the theory and practical.

We recommend refreshing these skills after 24 months and offer a one day follow up course (£95) whereby we put you through scenarios to build confidence, iron out any problems caused by skill fade as well as helping to improve technique and build on what you learnt from your initial course.​​


Please note, when you configure your booking, the dates shown (in green) are the practical ones.


Zoom: Monday 25th and Thursday 28th, 7:30pm

Practical: Saturday 30th, 9:30am - 4:30pm


Zoom: Monday 9th and Thursday 12th, 7:30pm

Practical: Wednesday 18th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

What to bring

-Wetsuit and equipment suitable for the activity and time of year - we'll spend 3 to 4 hours going in and out of the water in the afternoon

-Warm waterproof & windproof clothing

-Drink & food/snacks for the day


-First aid qualification recommended


Zoom 1:



-The beach and inshore environment


-Dealing with a rescue

Zoom 2:

The Analytical Risk Assessment:

-Risks and hazards

-Mitigation action

-Impact on session plan


-Introduction to hand signals


-Use of analytical risk assessment

-Use of a throw rope

-Practice and use of hand signals

-Rescue skills on conscious and unconscious casualty, without equipment and using a rescue tube and a throw rope.

-Aftercare (casualty and group)

£185 for adults
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A full refund will be given in the case of:

  1. Unsafe conditions to swim and event is to be cancelled by Coast to Coast Water Safety. Attempt will be made to re arrange the date in the first instance.

No refund will given in the case of:

  1. Participant cancellation.
  2. No show for activity.


  1. A full refund will be given in the case of cancellation of a course by Coast to Coast Water Safety.
  2. No refund will be given in the case of participant cancellation. However, we will try to move you to another course IF there is last minute availability - this will incur a £50 admin fee.
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Where we'll meet

Challaborough Beach, TQ7 4HU

Coast to Coast Water Safety
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