Local Law Firm Proud Sponsors of Tenby's LC Kinder
- AuthorGeorgina Walters
The law firm, which has offices across west Wales including Pembrokeshire, has been proud sponsors of this popular sporting event for children aged from four to 11 years old since 2019.
LC Kinder, formerly Taff Kids, encourages children to stay active by taking part in a run along the Tenby shore and seafront.
This is the opening event for the Long Course Weekend, which will take place from 30 June to 2 July. The event, which is the biggest multisport festival in Europe, attracts over 12,000 athletes and 36,000 supporters from 44 nations, to compete over the three days.
The success of LCW Wales with the continued support of sponsors, athletes and the local community has seen the development of the Long Course Legacy programme. This year LCW organisers are working closely with Pembrokeshire Leisure to fund a much-needed extra swim coach programme in schools across the south of the county. This allows the coaching ratio to move from 1:15 to 1:7 and encourages more children to pass the Swim Wales national requirements.
Tragically, around 600 people every year in the UK lose their lives, many due to a lack of basic water survival skills, Swim Wales has reported. While 45 people a year lose their lives to drowning in Wales, according to statistics from National Water Safety.
Georgina Walters, Director and Head of the Commercial Property West Wales team said:
“As a firm, we fully support children’s swimming development and recognise how vitally important it is for children to be educated about staying safe in the water and around the coastline.
“That is why we are proud to be sponsoring this vitally important event again this year. Not only does LC Kinder encourage children to stay active, but it also helps to ensure children have the skills and knowledge they need to enjoy the coast safely and responsibly.”
The national governing body for aquatics in Wales revealed that just 52% of pupils moving to high school are able to swim. There has been concern that this skills gap has widened even further since the pandemic due to the closure of hundreds of swimming pools across Wales.