Drowning Prevention Week 2022 ran from June 18th – June 25th and is an RLSS national scheme aimed at keeping young people safe in water. The Royal Life Saving Society UK’s mission for Drowning Prevention Week is to help everybody across the UK and Ireland, enjoy water safely. Lee Heard, charity director on drowning prevention week 2022 said, “This year we aimed to take a … Continue reading Drowning Prevention Week 2022
The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?
On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?