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29 Sept 2021

Keep Watch at Public Pools

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As restrictions ease and we approach another Summer Season, Royal Life Saving reminds operators of how the Keep Watch at Public Pools program can assist them. The program is targeted towards parents and carers of children and is designed to help them understand their responsibilities and the danger of leaving their children unattended at the pool.

With lack of direct supervision by a parent or carer believed to be a contributing factor in 70% of all drowning deaths at public pools, the Keep Watch at Public Pools program aims to eliminate all drowning deaths and reduce the number of near drowning incidents at these facilities.

Keep Watch at Public Pools Partners have access to a variety of universal resources designed to assist aquatic centres with a facility-wide approach to child supervision. The resources assist Lifeguards and other centre staff to implement the program and ensure the public are well informed of the program requirements across the site.

Now is a perfect time to re-stock Keep Watch at Public Pools resources and ensure all staff are aware of what is available to them to assist with successful program implementation.

Facilities can become Keep Watch at Public Pools partners or renew their existing partnership and explore the additional partner options and benefits via Become a Partner link below: https://www.drowningprevention.org.au/becomeapartner

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