Annual Safety Swim Test
About this event:
It’s Time for our Annual Safety Swim Test
Straight after paddling – whilst the weather is warm.
Dragon Boating is a water sport. And accidents on the water can lead to people drowning. Therefore in an effort to mitigate the risk of drowning all people on the water in a dragon boat are to be able to swim confidently 50m in clothing (with a shirt, shorts, sandshoes as a minimum) and tread water in the same clothes for 10-15 minutes without support.
Any person who cannot satisfy these requirements must wear a lifejacket or a PFD.