Spring is nearly here – let’s make SPRING SAFER!

With the warmer weather on it’s way, it’s time to talk about safety. Safer Swimming is really at the heart of everything that we do. Even 1 unnecessary drowning death is 1 too many. With drownings still happening every summer, especially in NSW, across a range of ages, genders, backgrounds and circumstances, we need to act to get everyone in our community swimming. Every single one of these drownings is a tragedy that affects the family, friends and community forever.
We love water in Australia but a lot of us just take it for granted and it is a tragedy just waiting to happen. That moment of inattention while you should be watching the kids in the pool, the brain snap where you leave your child unsupervised in the bath, the assumption that someone else is watching the kids, the bucket of water for the dog that will fascinate your toddler, and the list goes on.
What can you do to minimise the risk? There are lots of messages and slogans but really it’s very simple. You’re already a legend because you have your child in swimming lessons. Remove any standing water that could possibly be an attraction. Educate children about water safety. Make sure all the pool barriers are secure, and the biggie, supervise your children and don’t get distracted.
Help us spread the SAFER Swimming message throughout our community. Did you know we conduct free Water Safety Visits in schools, pre schools and childcare centres, where we educate about water safety through stories, songs and fun! If you would like our mascot Paddles the Platypus visit your school or centre, please email julie@nepeanswim.com.au – or visit our website for more details.
Do you know of children that can’t swim in your circle of friends or family? Please encourage the parents to do something about it, whether they live near or far. Can you swim? We run adult private and group lessons too!
See you soon at the pool!