Every Child A Swimmer (Ecas) – Uk
Our global Swim Generation programme supports projects around the world, including ‘Every Child A Swimmer’ (ECAS), based in Nottingham, UK, where Speedo’s global headquarters are based.
EPIC Partners is an education based charity working with disadvantages communities in the city of Nottingham. They believe that children and families from disadvantaged communities should be supported in whatever way necessary to help them to aspire and realise their full potential.
Speedo and EPIC came together with help from the Youth Sports Trust in 2011 to develop a community swimming initiative with schools in the St Ann’s & Sneinton area of Nottingham. This initiative evolved to become Every Child A Swimmer in 2015.
The swimming initiative has enabled over 800 young people to enjoy the fun and freedom of being in the water through a variety of different activities including Community Games Swim Camps, ‘Gifted and Talented’ Swimming, SAS Sharks, ECAS and Family Swims.
Drowning facts for the UK*:
One person dies every 20 hours in the UK:
Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences.
Drowning is also one of the highest causes of accidental death of children in the UK.
Safety: 306 more children swimming confidently and a total of 821 children + 40 parents and carers involved in swimming activities in the local area
Livelihoods: 4 new swimming teachers
To find out more about EPIC Partners visit: //www.epicpartners.co.uk/
*Source: RLSS UK