Summer Water Safety program by Swim Australia

Oct 12 07:12 2012 Hugh McInnes Print This Article

SwimSAFER program by Swim Australia to ensure you, your family and visitors are safe around the water.

As a pool owner,Guest Posting nothing is more important than the safety and protection of your family and visitors in and around the water.

The following has been developed by Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program to ensure you have a safer summer. It is all about providing ‘layers of protection’:

•    First and foremost is constant supervision by a responsible adult. For non-swimmers and children under 5, this means ‘within arm’s reach’.

•    The next layer of protection are barriers that meet government requirements. Pool fences and gates need to be regularly inspected and maintained. Objects like pot plants and chairs that can be used to climb fences need to be kept away.

•    Developing swimming and water safety skills provides another layer of protection. Enroll in classes at a Swim School registered with Swim Australia: www.swimaustralia.org.au. This is not a substitute for proper supervision and barriers though.

•    Have an emergency action plan. Missing child - check the pool first! Up-to-date resuscitation skills can make all the difference. A resuscitation poster should always be visible in the pool area.

Visit www.swimaustralia.org.au for information on CPR-Mate! At less than $25, every pool owning home should have one!

Zodiac Group Australia is a proud supporter of Swim Australia and SwimSAFER.

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Hugh McInnes
Hugh McInnes

Hugh Mcinness loves the water, from swimming and surfing at the beach to paddling around in his backyard pool in Sydneys Eastern Suburbs Hugh loves anything and everything to do with precious H20. For pool cleaners pool cover, pool pumps and other pool accessories Hugh definitely recommends Zodiac Group Australia.

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