New swimmers safety code launched

Lake District National Park Rangers have teamed up with local open water swimmers to launch a safe swim code. The swim safe code asks swimmers to 'Be seen, have support.'

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Lake District Rangers: 'Be seen, and have support'

Lake District National Park Rangers have teamed up with local open water swimmers to launch a safe swim code.

Tens of thousands of swimmers will attend open water swimming events in the area this summer.

It's one of the fastest-growing sports in the county. The swim safe code asks swimmers to 'Be seen, and have support.'

Sara Spicer is a Lake District National Park Ranger:

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Safe swim code launched in Lake District

Lake District National Park Rangers have teamed up with local open water swimmers to launch a safe swim code.

Tens of thousands of swimmers will attend open water swimming events in the Lake District this summer.

It's one of the faster-growing sports in the county.

The swim safe code asks swimmers to 'Be seen, have support.'

The code:

  • Have a safety boat or canoe support displaying a white and blue Alpha flag
  • Wear a bright swim cap and tow a bright float
  • Never swim alone
  • Wear a wet suit
  • Stick close to the shore