What we do
Above Water sends fully qualified TEACHERS who are also LIFEGUARDS into schools, community groups, businesses and even homes to teach water safety, drowning prevention and lifesaving which includes aquatic related first aid. Practical sessions take place at Goodrington Beach, South Devon using our partners facilities (Torbay Surf Life Saving Club) . Above Water also advises on a National level regarding water safety issues and has featured on the BBC2 radio show with Jeremy Vine, BBC radio 1 Newsbeat and National news features for the BBC and ITV.
Above Water for Schools
All our sessions are FREE to schools-Water Safety through education is our mission.
Our charity aim is to put a STOP to accidental drowning in the UK through educating the children of our island nation! Our presentations are unique, child focused and engaging through professionalism, lifeguard knowledge and experience, being flexible to the needs of the individual school. Our many years experience of teaching KS1 to further education students means we know what works to get the message across. When visiting a school we bring all our own presentation equipment to deliver to just a few students or whole school. Our sessions can be single 45 mins high impact or whole school 5 session full days with assembly and parent/teachers aquatic first aid after school.
Our water and classroom based sessions address the National Curriculum requirements to develop & promote competent, confident and proficient swimmers in a range of strokes. We extend this to 50m in open water, a more realistic expectation in a survival situation. These sessions also educate about the water environment, drowning prevention and aquatic first aid. Teaching water safety skills to promote a life long , healthy and safe love of our water environment #WELIVEONANISLAND
If you are a child, parent, teacher at a school and would like to book an Above Water visit please email for more information-
Above Water for Business and the Community
Water Safety education is essesntial for everyone so Above Water visits the greater community delivering this message and the list is growing-
- Large companies
- Local businesses
- Women's Institute
- Community action groups
- Self help groups
- Fitness classes
- Community halls
- Youth groups
- Scout groups
We bring all the presentation equipment and tailor the presentation to your needs. A donation is requested for these sessions.
If you would like to book an Above Water visit or your business/community are interested in sponsoring a visit, please email for more information-