Making Waves Together: From First Dip to Water Safety

Plymouth and the surrounding coast has lots to offer in, and on, the water. However it can be hard to know where to start or how to get involved. The aim of Making Waves Together is to make this easier, supporting families to take to the open water, often for the first time.

Run by qualified people and with all the equipment provided, this Sport England funded programme helps adults and children gain confidence in the water and develop a long term love of the sea.

The project offers free water sports sessions for families in the St Peter and Waterfront Ward of Plymouth (PL1 and PL2), or for anyone with a child at Millbay Academy. These areas are the most socially deprived in the city.

Swimming, surfing, paddle boarding and sailing can all have hugely positive effects on people’s physical and mental health and through this initiative Plymouth families are working together to overcome any fears, develop stronger bonds and make healthier lifestyle choices.

With the massive increase in open water users over the last year, Wave after Wave has been created from this to make real, practical improvements for everyone’s safe enjoyment of the beautiful Firestone Bay in Plymouth through a commitment to improve safe access to water sports for the local community.
The work continues through Making Waves Plymouth, and if you’d like to know more take a look at their Twitter page Making Waves and website.

“At Active Devon we passionately believe that being active is important as ever. However, safety is paramount, and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance while continuing to stay active. #StayActiveStaySafe.”