Octanauts Swim School-Brighter Future Beyond Covid

by Octanauts Swim School in Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Octanauts Swim School-Brighter Future Beyond Covid

Total raised £241

raised so far



We'd love to raise £1000 to help sustain and support the future of our Community Swimming Lessons long beyond Covid-19.

by Octanauts Swim School in Coventry, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 3rd July 2020 we'd raised £241 with 15 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Each year around 600 people in the UK die from drowning, despite lockdown this year will be no exception and may even see an increase. With pools closed we are hearing daily reports of people getting into difficulty in open water.

Who we are and why we do what we do

Octanauts is a small team of local mums and young people who have come together to provide accessible lessons to the community of Coventry. Every member of the team has gone through Internationally recognised Swimming Teacher and Rescue Qualifications led by Susan Murrell the Swim School's Manager and Aquatic Tutor. Sue and each member of the team are passionate about ensuring children love the water during their lessons, while we subtly instill an understanding of the dangers and ways to stay safe whilst teaching them to swim.


Let me introduce some of the team. Shona heads up our adult and child lessons, Nichola is amazing at supporting our swimmers with additional needs and Kate leads the competitive levels each week. Meet The Whole Team

More Opportunities in the Water

At Octanauts we understand not every child wants to swim lengths each week and may have a passion for other water based activities. With this in mind, as well as offering standard swimming lessons we include other disciplines including Lifesaving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming in the timetable. There is also a Student Teachers course for young people who are considering taking up the career and Adult & Child classes to start little swimmers early and guide parents.



We understand there are so many great activities available to children and that monthly fees can soon add up, lessons with Octanauts begin from just £5.25, most importantly we ensure all equipment (except swimsuit and towel) and awards are included so there are no further costs to our families or disappointed children on award days. 

Our hope is to be able to offer more opportunities, to more children and families once pools are able to open. Accessible swimming lessons significantly reduce the chances of a child drowning if they accidentally find themselves in water, they also promote physical and emotional well being. We all really appreciate any support you may be able to offer us in covering our instructor training, pool hire fees and lesson equipment costs.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story, every penny adds up and even a £1 donation will help us keep lessons available for the community of Coventry.


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 - Reduces Drownings through Water Safety Advice

During the 2020 Drowning Prevention Week support our Lifesaving lessons by donating just £5. This is the cost of a 30minute lesson that could save the life of a Child, Young Person or Adult.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Donate £10 to Contribute towards Drowning Prevention through accessible Swimming Lessons post Covid 19

£19 or more

Octanauts Water Bottle and Jumbo Towel

Donate £19 today and we'll reward you with a Octanauts Personalised Water bottle and a Jumbo Towel perfect for getting dry after a swim.

£45 or more

£45 Family Fun photo shoot - Just 1 available!

Donate £45 today and we'll reward you with a 60 minute Professional Photo Shoot including 10 Digital Keepsake Pictures - the photo shoot can be taken in our Coventry Pool or out of the water in Radford Coventry.

£75 or more

Mermaid Experience for 4

Donate £75 today and we'll reward you with a 60 minute private Mermaid Experience for upto 4 participants. To take place in Coventry, West Midlands. Participant Must be able to swim 25m on the front, 5m dolphin and tread water in deep water.

£182 or more

£182 - Corporate Sponsor for 50p per day!

Become a Corporate Sponsor and Drowning Prevention Ambassador today and we'll promote you for 12months advertising where ever we can. Including connections on our Website and Social Media to over 800 followers. Mentions in our Swimmer Newsletters to 400+ Coventry Families and your Company Branding on our Teaching Team Shirts We'll also send you 5 Octanauts Branded Water Bottles to keep your team hydrated!

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