Ex-Mayor leads kids’ swim safety trip

August 26, 2022

A group of young people from Goole have taken part in a fully-funded seaside swimming safety session to help them learn how to keep themselves and others safe around water.

The 17 young swimmers, all aged between 7 and 14, completed the Swim Safe training day on Bridlington beach on Tuesday, August 16 and also enjoyed an afternoon of exploring the seaside town. The trip was organised by former Goole Mayor, Malcolm Boatman as part of his role as branch president of the Hessle branch of Unite the Union. Delivered by Swim England and the RNLI, the training session was funded by the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund and the coach trip from Goole was funded by Unite the Union, who also provided a gift bag to each child and a contribution towards their lunch. 

Organiser, Malcolm Boatman said: “I would like to thank the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund, Swim England, RNLI, Unite the Union, Sweynes Coaches, Gillian Boatman and all the families that took part to make this a successful day. “The weather forecast was for possible thunderstorms, but we didn't see a drop of rain all day, I was very pleased that everyone had an enjoyable day and the children have hopefully learnt some potentially life saving skills that will hopefully remain with them through their adult life.”

A group of young people from Goole took part in a Swim Safe session on Bridlington beach. (25-08-102 SU) 

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