As an independent swim school, water safety is 100% at the heart of what we do. Sadly every year in South Australia, people drown in circumstances that could be prevented so we’re naturally committed to supporting and spreading the important message about water safety and drowning prevention.
International water safety day on 15th May is a global initiative dedicated to educating both children and adults. We were proud to host this event and were extremely excited and honored to be joined by Australian icon and water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence who is behind the national Kids Alive Do The Five program.
Laurie believes that local swim schools are the best place for parents to go to find out how to keep their child safer in and around water. “Get down to your local swim school and become educated on swimming and water safety. Learning to swim, coupled with continual education on water safety messages can save lives” said Laurie.
Global drowning statistics are at an all time high. Did you know?
And just as a reminder here are the five key actions from the Kids Alive Do The Five song!