Swim robe specialist dryrobe is partnering with The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), to support the organisation’s work to help prevent drowning in the UK and beyond. dryrobe adds that it is looking forward to collaborating with RLSS UK and continuing to promote its vital messages of water safety and drowning prevention.
The partnership will see dryrobe products in use across RLSS UK operations – with lifeguards and safety teams utilising the unique warming benefits of the dryrobe, to treat casualties at a wide range of events throughout the year.
dryrobe will also be a supporter of key initiatives co-ordinated by RLSS UK. One such programme is SH2OUT – which aims to promote water safety by providing accreditation to open water swimming venues, events and clubs.
New for 2019 is Pool to Pond – an initiative designed to support pool swimmers looking to make the transition to open water swimming and ensuring this is done in the safest possible way.
The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a drowning prevention charity and the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. Using an extensive knowledge of water safety and training, RLSS UK has developed a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications as well as a series of non-vocational awards and programmes. These have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life to the water – including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), the professional industry-standard lifeguard training programme.
Helen Bowker, Commercial Manager for RLSS UK welcomed the partnership. She said “As we seek to promote open water swimming and water-based activities, as important contributors to mental and physical health and well-being, it is vitally important participants are able to stay safe while they enjoy themselves.
“Getting warm and dry quickly afterward, is an integral part of the open water experience and as such, we’re delighted that a company like dryrobe, with its innovative approach and great designs, have come aboard.”
Gideon Bright, dryrobe Founder and Director added, “We’re very proud to be in partnership with RLSS UK. dryrobe is all about being active and enjoying time outdoors, as well as staying safe while you do so. We’re committed to promoting RLSS UK’s mission of water safety, so this partnership really is a perfect fit.”