We like to think that you will read this important information. Safety in and around water is the number one priority for us.
Drowning statistics sadly reflect a complacency in carers of young children:
“my child won’t get into the pool without me”
“my child can swim well enough to save himself”
“Our pool is so small it doesn’t need fencing off”
Tragically, drowning is the number one reason for unintentional death of children under the age of five in Australia. Every year there are more headlines about unnecessary pre-school drownings, primarily in backyard pools.
We recommend that when children are playing near pools, you have a Designated Water Watcher – just like you would if you were going out for the evening and needed a sober driver. The only safe way to supervise children around water is keep an eye on them 100% of the time – 2 minutes to slip into the house for a drink is enough time for a child to lose consciousness and stop breathing.
Stay Alive and Do the Five
FENCE THE POOL
SHUT THE GATE
TEACH YOUR KIDS TO SWIM (it’s great!)
SUPERVISE (watch your mate)
AND LEARN HOW TO RESUSCITATE
See our link to Kid’s Alive for more information!