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21 October - 17 November
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UK drowning: Turning the tide

People swimming in the sea

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

Join us at the RNLI College for a mixture of short talks, activities and demonstrations. You’ll be able to take part in a cold water demo and hear about the latest research into drowning prevention, as well as how Bournemouth University is helping to inform water safety measures.

Note: due to RNLI crew training there will be limited parking on-site. However, local pay and display car parks are within walking distance of the College.

What’s it about?

Wild swimming in the sea, lakes and other natural spaces is an increasingly popular way to boost wellbeing, but it can also be risky. Discover what happens to your body when you enter cold water and how to keep yourself and others safe while you enjoy a swim, including the behaviours you might not even realise are risky.

Image courtesy of Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Samuel Hills, Lecturer in Sports Science, Bournemouth University

Dr Jill Nash, Senior Lecturer In Advertising and Marketing Communications, Bournemouth University

Professor Martin Barwood, Professor of Applied Environmental Physiology, Leeds Trinity University

Open to

Open to all but aimed at adults

Of particular interest to

Particularly aimed at young men - the group at highest risk