Free swimming lessons are being offered to hundreds of young people in Staffordshire to keep children safe when swimming over the summer holidays.
It comes after 13-year-old Ryan Evans died after getting into difficulty at Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent at the end of June.
There were also water-related deaths at theRiver Derwent in Derby, where a 24-year-old became trapped underwater, at Colwick Park in Nottingham, where a 16-year-old died and at the Crown Lakes in Peterborough.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with The Royal Life Saving Society and Stoke-on-Trent Council to run the swim safe sessions. The initiative is being backed by Ryan Evans' dad Glynn, whohas previously said that he wants his son to be "used as an example to other kids of the dangers of swimming outdoors."
As part of the Swim Safer campaign, there will be a review of all open water venues owned by the city council across the Potteries.
It will also include classes on water safety and swimming lessons for children aged between 6-14.