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Keep Watch Program of Royal Life Saving in Australia

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The figures are striking: Over the past 2 years, 965 children under the age of five have drowned in Australia. This is like the population of a village. What is more striking, is that each of those tragic events could have been avoided. Every single drowning, no matter of the different reasons that have caused each one, could have been prevented if the kids were watched properly. Read More

A Parent’s Guide to Home Water Safety: Risk Management Tips

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For many parents, any thought of water related fatal accidents regarding their children within their homes, seems unlikely to happen to them.    It is not, of course, that they don't care about their kids. On the contrary, they could be extremely protective of them and think that they have everything under their control. However, all parents or guardians shall be aware of the possible fatal water related accidents that can occur at home. Read More

The Importance of Water Safety Awareness & Familiarisation

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| Author: Nikos Vasilellis
Knowledge is the key for everything. And when we speak about the safety of children in aquatic environment, water awareness is a crucial factor for being safe. The concept of water awareness is a combination of activities and strategies that are employed for ensuring the safety of your children: Familiarisation with water, discussing with your children about water safety issues as well as the importance of following rules when being inside the water and the removal of any items that could cause danger, are only some of these activities and strategies. Read More

Swim for your Life!

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| Author: Nikos Vasilellis
  No this is not out of a horror movie but rather a promotion for longevity and your health.   Most people know the benefits of swimming. For the young - building aerobic capacity, improving mental capacity, physique and socialisation skills; for older people -low load bearing and an all-round exercise without overheating the body. Read More

Water Safety Tips

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| Author: Nikos Vasilellis
In 2015, as many as 271 people died by drowning in Australian waterways. This figure attests to a 1.9% increase in the number of drowning deaths in 2013 - 2014 and a 30% increase in the number of young children who lost their lives to drowning in the same period.  Read More

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