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Get Wet Stay Safe Training Sessions

Stay safe in the open water with SUP and Sit-On-Top Kayaking sessions

Sun, 4 June - Sun, 13 August


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Safe Use of Open Water Spaces

Safe Use of Open Water Spaces

The ‘Get Wet Stay Safe’ (GWSS) programme ensures the safe use of open water spaces and provides a series of training sessions in each council area on the impacts of cold water and basic safety messages for stand up paddleboard and sit on top kayak users as well as open water swimmer.

If you’re thinking of taking part in paddleboarding, kayaking or open-water swimming, attend one of the sessions listed below which are taking place throughout May-August. 

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Toome Canal

  • 13 August

Antrim Loughshore Park 

  • 4 June

  • 22 July

  • 11 August

  • 12 August

Sessions are also available in other locations throughout NI.

Before you go out you should consider the following questions:

  • Am I confident I have the knowledge & skills for the day?

  • Do I know what the weather will be like?

  • Do I have the right gear?

For further information, please visit getwetni.com or E. Paul Donovan (escape.routes@btinternet.com) or Emma Edwards-Jones, (emma@snowdonia-active.com)

To access the information on the adventuresmart website, please visit: adventuresmart.uk/northern-ireland

The GWSS programme is a joint initiative between Sport NI, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland, Swim Ulster, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Outdoor Partnership and the Council.