For children aged under 5 years old, home swimming pools are the leading location for drowning.
Did You Know?
In Australia, ALL private swimming pools or spas that can hold 30cm of water or more must legally have a safety barrier around them.
Royal Life Saving Society’s Keep Watch Advice:
1. Supervise: All your attention, all of the time
2. Restrict Access: Ensure there is an adequate barrier between the water and your child
3. Water Awareness: Enrol in swim lessons to gain familiarity and water confidence
4. Resuscitate: Learn the life saving skills of CPR
For more information regarding pool fencing requirements, head to the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Campaign:
Author: Josephine Moss (Swim School Coordinator)