Watch Around Water

  • Date: 09 November 2016
  • Category: General
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Watch Around Water is an education and public awareness raising program to address the growing concern regarding the supervision of young children at public swimming pools.

Children need supervision! Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children under five years of age. Watch Around Water assist the aquatic staff to promote safe supervision practices and provide a safe venue for the community to participate in sport and recreation.

The program promotes consistent supervision policies:

  • Children under 5 must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervise within arms’ reach at all time while in the centre
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervised within line of sight at all times while in the centre
  • All unsupervised children will be removed from the water and facility

The Watch Around Water program has been successful in significantly reducing the number of drowning deaths, near-drowning incidents and injuries at public swimming pools.

Information collected from: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au/

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