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.
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.
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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 all but aimed at adults
Particularly aimed at young men - the group at highest risk