Inflatable and Portable Pools
Kids Can Drown Without a Sound!
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) conducted a state-wide portable pool safety campaign “Kids Can Drown Without a Sound” for English and non-English speaking community groups. The campaign was developed after experts were concerned by the number of children experiencing drowning and near drowning incidents in portable swimming pools.
The campaign poster and brochure that have been produced to raise awareness among the community of the safety issues and fencing requirements associated with portable pools are available to download in English and 16 community languages.
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Water Safety Tips
AUSTSWIM ‘WATER SAFETY’ TIP 1
Water safety begins with you. Be within arm’s reach when your family is in, on or around water.
AUSTSWIM ‘WATER SAFETY’ TIP 2
Regardless of swimming ability no person is drown proof. Ensure that there is adequate supervision AT ALL TIMES when your family is in or around water.
AUSTSWIM ‘WATER SAFETY’ TIP 3
Young children are fascinated by and attracted to water. Recognise or eliminate potential water dangers around your home; nappy buckets, fish ponds, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools.
AUSTSWIM ‘WATER SAFETY’ TIP 4
Water’s everywhere and it’s not always clear, clean and heated. Learn water safety knowledge and personal survival skills for the beach, river, lake and even your pool at home.