South West Wales

RNLI lifeguards to carry out daily patrols at Swansea Bay

RNLI lifeguards Image copyright Gavin Dando
Image caption Lifeguards will patrol Swansea Bay instead of Bracelet Bat

Lifeguards will patrol Swansea Bay beach every day during the summer as part of a seasonal trial.

From Saturday, RNLI lifeguards will be on duty between 10:00 BST and 18:00 until 7 September, moving from their usual patrol on Bracelet Bay.

South Wales lifeguard manager Stuart Thompson said with more people visiting Swansea Bay, they felt it was a "perfect time" for the trial.

Lifeguards also patrol Caswell, Langland and Port Eynon beaches.

Mr Thompson added: "We aim to provide our services wherever there is the greatest need, and after studying our statistics for the last few years we decided to shift our resources from Bracelet Bay to Swansea Bay."

The trial comes as part of a plan between the RNLI, Swansea County Council and the 360 Beach and Watersports centre

Swansea council cabinet member Nick Bradley said: "This new service in Swansea Bay at the 360 Beach and Watersports centre is a reflection of the growing popularity of this spot among visitors and users of the facility itself, and it's great for users that RNLI lifeguards will be on site to provide beach and sea safety advice."

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