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Surprise visit for 18 young new swimmers from the Plymouth RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Plymouth RNLI crew and Stormy Stan surprise 18 young people at Plymouth life centre to present them with certificate’s and medal’s after completing their block of twelve swimming lessons with Making Waves Together.

RNLI/John Baldry

The Making Waves Together Project is a Family Funded Project of Sport England, endeavouring to get families active by utilising the natural resources of the sea. Targeting families in the PL1 and PL2 postcodes of Plymouth, as well learners at the Plymouth School of Creative Arts.


On 3rd February Making Waves Together had the final sessions of the first block of 12 swimming lessons at the Life Centre, where they took complete beginners and/or nervous children and introduced them to the techniques, skills and fun are the first step of their watery journey.


It is a 3 year project and in the first 6 months has already made significant ripples in the local community and is gaining popularity. Making waves together focus on swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP'ping). All the while strengthening family bonding, providing the foundations for active and healthy lives, working with Plymouth Lifeboat crew and local Police Officers, and getting the principles to respect the water and know to phone 999 and ask for the coastguard for help if they see someone in trouble.


As part of the celebration evening on the final session three members of the Plymouth RNLI Lifeboat crew attended as well as Stormy Stan (the RNLI mascot) to present the children with their swimming certificates and medals.


For further information regarding the project contact:

Tors Froud Project Manager

Making Waves Together Project

Twitter- @waves_making

Instagram- makingwavestogetherproject

Facebook- makingwavestogether

Telephone- 07521 502996

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RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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