Water Safety

Keeping Your Children Safe Around Water

Smiling Kids in Poolby the Editor     With school finishing and with summer activities on the rise, we need to be extra careful when having fun around water.  Parents and carers can reduce the risk of drowning and provide their children valuable skills for life by following some important steps, as outlined by water safety experts.  ...read more »

Kids Lack Basic Water Safety Skills

November 2010     As many as one in five children will leave primary school this year not even having the skills to swim the length of an Olympic swimming pool warns Royal Life Saving.  ...read more »

Water Safety Cannot be Ignored, Even in Winter

July 2010     Water safety, particularly for 0-4 year olds, is a year round concern. Just because a pool is fenced it is not safe and all fencing requires ongoing inspection and maintenance.  Samuel Morris Foundation Managing Director, Michael Morris said that non-fatal drowning accidents take a great toll in terms of creating disability within the community.

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KidSafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood accidents in children under the age of 15 years.  ...read more »

Royal Life Saving Australia

Royal Life Saving has been serving Australia for over 110 years and is the leading water safety, swimming and lifesaving education organisation in Australia.   ...read more »

Kids Alive

The Kids Alive website was created by Laurie Lawrence to combat drowning and teach safety in the water. The Kids Alive - Do the Five water safety program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.  ...read more »

Water Safety DVD For Thousands Of New Parents

October 2009     The Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Youth and Sport, Kate Ellis, today launched an important water safety DVD which will go to thousands of new parents.  ...read more »

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