Water safety is at the core of what we do here at World Wide Swim School, and it is our goal to see drowning reduce in Australia and around the world.
Figures published by Royal Life Saving Society – Australian and Surf Life Saving Australia show that 276 people drowned across Australia from July 2018 to June 2019, representing a 10% increase on the previous year.
Of these, 123 deaths (45%) occurred over the summer period, which is a 17% increase compared with the 10-year average.
With the support of the Australian Government, Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Australia urge all Australians to:
- Supervise children at all times around the water
- Learn swimming and lifesaving skills
- Wear a life jacket when boating, rock fishing or paddling
- Swim at a patrolled beach between the red and yellow flags
- Avoid alcohol and drugs around water.
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