Research soon to be available
The long awaited research which was due to
be delivered in the autumn 2005 is nearly ready for release.
The Water Safety Forum has been working on this research at
the request of Tessa Jowell MP for exactly one year so we are
feverishly awaiting the results. The research was due to look
at the number of children drowning in public pools in the UK,
whether lack of parental supervision was a key factor in these
drownings and the age of the children involved. Assisting with
this research was Professor Jo Sibert from Cardiff University
who was present at our original meeting with the Secretary of
State for Culture, Media and Sport.
MESSAGE FROM RIGHT TO SWIM
Can’t access your local pool? Put a complaint
in to the Amateur Swimming Association Hotline
Call: 0871 200 0928, or email at :
If you cannot access your local pool following
talks with your pool operator and local council then please contact
the ISRM who may be able to intercede on your behalf, however,
the pool operator has the sole legal responsibility for the Health
and Safety of pool users.
If this fails then contact the Amateur Swimming Association Facilities
department who will try to help, but the ASA can only advise and
provide guidance to pool operators.
If all you have no success from following the ASA’s advice
as shown above please contact us at the Right to Swim Campaign
and we will endeavour to assist you.
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We want to swim together !
If you have reached this website then the
chances are you and your children have been excluded from swimming
at your local public swimming pool. This is as a direct result
of a guideline written by the Institute of Sport and Recreation
Management (ISRM) which suggests that there should be:
one parent to every child
under the age of four
one parent to every two children between the ages of four and
According to the Department for
Culture, Media and Sport and the Amateur Swimming Association
this document only provides guidance and is not a statutory
duty or legal requirement.
Our campaign aims are: