Be Pool Safe – Water-Awareness


Young children are naturally curios about water as a place for fun But they are not able to understand the concept of danger. A young child can drown in as little as 5 centimeters of water Be sure that your children are safe, help them become water aware visit www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au and go through the water awareness factsheet Teach children what they can and cannot do around water Teach them to be safe Take your child to water familiarisation classes They’re usually held at public swimming pools and aquatic centres Where your child can learn water skills and confidence. It’s also a great place to meet other families, and to learn some basic skills for water safety. Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Wonder Program introduces gradual water skills to children from as young as 6 months old. Bath times are also another opportunity to help children enjoy water and to learn water awareness Make sure you have rules in your backyard or around water areas. Even if you don’t own a backyard swimming pool, water safety rules are essential. And make sure everyone sticks to those rules, including adults. You teach your children safety around busy roads, Don’t leave water awareness to chance. Be Sure, Be Pool Safe Visit www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au register your pool and go through the water awareness factsheet. For further information on pool safety, visit www.bepoolsafe.com.au