SH₂OUT is an exciting project that has been developed through a partnership between British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). The project aims to promote and progress open water swimming, through providing a safety standard for open water swimming venues, events and clubs to align to. The provision of suitable and safe open water opportunities is key to growing the sport and allowing more people to engage in open water swimming in Britain.

One of SH₂OUT’s strategic objectives is “Delivering a recognised quality standard for open water swimming venues”. As such we have developed an Accreditation Process that aims to work alongside open water swimming providers to develop their operational plans to meet the standard.

Accreditation has been split into 3 clear categories to help Venues, Events and Clubs all achieve the highest possible safety standards.