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Swim Safer these school and Easter holidays

Following a significant increase in the number of fatal drownings this past summer – up almost 50 per cent compared to last year – it is imperative we remain vigilant and implement better safety measures in aquatic environments these school and Easter holidays.
This summer, almost as many deaths occurred in inland waterways as compared to beaches, and yet most people think beaches are more risky environments. Understanding the dangers of inland waterways such as rivers and lakes is vital. Simple tips to stay safe around rivers include check the river’s current before entering the water; check the water’s depth before getting in; look out for protruding sticks, branches and rocks; never jump or dive into unclear or shallow water; and identify multiple exit points on the river to give you safe options. Also, if it is flooded – forget it! It is not worth the potentially serious consequences.
Always supervise children. Active supervision isn’t about sitting nearby on your phone – children can drown incredibly quickly and silently. Also, with 75% of parents admitting they are not confident they have the CPR skills to save a life, it is timely to get serious about CPR training. This month Australian Red Cross is offering a free online introductory CPR course.

CPR Training Course
Simply register online here

A third of deaths this summer involved people born overseas, so it is encouraging to see that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is supporting the Royal Life Saving Society Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia in calling for surf safety and water safety messaging on international flights coming to Australia.
Staying safer in and around water should be a year-round effort for us all. So, campaign for better safety measures at your local waterways and aquatic centres, ensure you are water aware and CPR trained, remain vigilant when around children in aquatic environments and help make sure that swimming remains safe and fun these Easter holidays and beyond.

Dan Kwaczynski
Managing Director

Poseidon Asia/Australia

Singapore installs drowning detection technology in public pools

Sport Singapore (SS) has announced it will install computer vision drowning detection system technology at 28 public competition pools across Singapore.

Poseidon Installation in Singapore
Image credit - The Straight Times International Edition


In an industry first, Victoria’s two peak bodies Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) have collaborated to support a better understanding of the Victorian public pool landscape. This annual publication provides a broad snapshot of the industry, enabling better tracking and comparison of key metrics such as industry size, breadth and social/economic value, and analyses safety performance and trends.
Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children.
To help parents protect their kids in and around the water, the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has updated its water safety recommendations.
In the policy statement, the AAP outlines many strategies to protect children at each stage of their lives including starting swim lessons at 12 months of age.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has voiced his support for adequate water safety messaging on flights following urgent calls for the Federal Government and airlines to implement drowning prevention videos in a bid to save lives.
Royal Life Saving Society Australia has joined Surf Life Saving Australia in calling for action in a bid to halt, and turn around, the tragic number of drowning deaths.
Mr Morrison said it is important that Australia’s airlines are encouraged to take up the surf safety and water safety messages and ensure more passengers on more flights know they need to swim between the flags to stay safe.

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2019 & 2020 CALENDAR

Important dates to note for 2019 & 2020

Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA) Convention 2019

2 – 5 May, 2019 // Brisbane, Australia
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Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc (AALARA) Conference and Trade Show
20 – 23 May 2019 // Gold Coast, Australia

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National Sports Convention 2019
23 – 25 July 2019 // Melbourne, Australia

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Australian Swim Schools Conference
29 July to 1 August, 2019 // Cairns, Australia

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Swimming Pool and Spa Association Australia (SPASA) Leadership Convention 2019
2 August 2019 // Adelaide, Australia

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ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention
8 – 10 October, 2019 // Durban, South Africa
The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) brings together the world's foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.

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World Aquatic Health Conference
16 – 18 October 2019 // Virginia, USA

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Swim Safer Week
18-24 November 2019 // Australia

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2nd International Swim Schools Spectacular Schedule
13 – 17 January 2020 // Singapore

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