Pioneering LEN ‘Learn to Swim Conference’ will “enrich” lives and set a new European Framework for learning to swim – SIGN UP NOW!

Leading experts head up the speaker list for the first-ever LEN ‘Learn To Swim Conference,’ which will take place in the stunning Latvian coastal resort of Jūrmala, from 11-12 November 2023.

LEN is very excited to be launching a new Learn to Swim Framework at the Learn to Swim Conference in Jūrmala, Latvia. This is a first step to establishing a European wide Learn to Swim certification and gives attendees the chance to help shape the standard of the future.  Leading experts from the aquatic community will address key concerns around participation in swimming. Innovation and knowledge sharing is at the core of this conference, and it will be of huge benefit to any professional working in any capacity in the aquatics.

In addition to fascinating presentations and discussions, those who travel to Latvia will also be able to enjoy beautiful beaches, splendid sunsets and unique cultural experiences.

Jūrmala is truly a resort for all seasons, with traditional spas, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, street artists, expressive architecture and ancient forests among the many key attractions in the family-friendly city.

Places are limited, so SIGN UP NOW, via the official website, with the cost for attending the two-day event just €150, or €100 for the Saturday only, with tea / coffee, lunch and snacks provided.

Key figures from within the aquatic community will address audiences across each day in Latvia to share their knowledge from lived experiences creating methods to tackle drowning concerns and explain how they are being utilised around the globe.

“The Learn to Swim conference is an event we at LEN are passionate about delivering because it not only fulfils some of our key criteria within our four-pillar action plan, but it is the right thing to do,” said LEN President Antonio Silva.

“There are too many deaths as a result of drowning in Europe and around the world which is something we must all work together to eliminate.

“Those attending in Latvia will have the chance to learn from their peers in what I promise will be an enriching experience for all who take part in the discussions and enjoy the wonderful hospitality provided by the people of Jūrmala.”

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·           Access to world-leading experts in the field of swimming and drowning prevention.

·           The conference was created following recommendations of European Federations in 2022; with 51 of the 52 stating Learn to Swim programmes were a key priority.

·           An opportunity to learn how you can genuinely make a difference with ‘Learn to Swim’ initiatives and drives in your country as well as community.

·           Support from some of the biggest names in the sport – such as Olympic champion Adam Peaty and world record holder David Popovici who each state swimming is an “essential life skill” and feel the Learn to Swim conference can “help with the mission” to reduce drownings around the continent.

·           Be part of history – this is the first event of its type and is part of a wider ‘Learn to Swim’ project which LEN sees as vital for the future of the sport.

·           Tourism – aside from the captivating discussions there will also be the opportunity explore some of the many fascinating cultural experiences offered by Jūrmala.

·           The registration fee is just €150 for the two-day event, or €100 for Saturday 11th.

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