Horror drowning numbers out of Victoria another casualty of the pandemic
Our hearts go out to everyone affected as it is today announced that Victoria has experienced their worst numbers in history in terms of drownings in the period since July 1 2020. This news confirmed our fear since the start of the pandemic – that the prolonged lock down of swim schools would result in increased drownings over summer due to the cessation of swimming lessons and the resultant decrease in community messaging around swim safety. We are grateful that we were not locked down as long as Victorian swim schools and hope all swim schools in Australia can continue to operate as usual to deliver vital lifesaving lessons and education.
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