Special Education Notice: Open Water Swimming Warning (15 July 2022)

Special Education Notice sent out 15 July 2022

Special Education Notice
15 July 2022
A reminder for adults and children of the dangers of open water swimming

All adults and children should stay out of the open air water pools around Telford and beyond due to the risk of cold water shock and drowning.

The pools may also contain other items that have been thrown in and often have vegetation that you may get caught in.

People can suffer from cold water shock in open air pools.  Even though you may be hot and want to cool down, please do not go in the pools - cold water shock is serious and life threatening. 

If you enter the water unexpectedly:

  • Take a minute. The initial effects of cold water pass in less than a minute so don’t try to swim straight away.
  • Relax and float on your back to catch your breath. Try to get hold of something that will help you float.
  • Keep calm then call for help or swim for safety if you’re able.

Please note that extra Anti-Social Behaviour patrol will be taking place around the pools during the hot weather.

Please pass this message onto your parents/carers and children and young people, where appropriate, using your normal channels.


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