The Swim Event Safety Award (SESA) is designed to provide paddler’s with the skills and knowledge required to be a pro-active part of any event water safety team, and aims to give candidates a real feeling of what it’s like to be an open water swimmer.
The award can be completed by any paddler aged 14 and above and in any craft, providing the candidate can demonstrate good control of the boat. The only other pre-requisite is a minimum 4hr First Aid award.
We are always on the look-out for new trainers of the SESA award and the document below outlines the pathway that prospective new trainers will need to follow to be able to deliver the SESA course.
The SESA Trainer & Tutor Pathways can be found here.
Courses are run on an as and when required basis. A list of SESA trainers throughout the UK can be found via the British Canoeing Find a Provider tool. will be available for you to search online soon, however, in the meantime we are collecting expressions of interest in SESA courses online here.
If you’re interested in a SESA course and able to host one (can provide a suitable venue and a minimum of 8 candidates) please get in touch and we may be able to assist you with organising a course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org