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Water Safety Week

Sunday 11/11/2018

Every year we lose friends and whānau to our rivers, oceans and swimming pools. Of the 105 drownings in New Zealand in 2017, 92 were preventable. The numbers are startling, and for the families and communities impacted by drownings, the lives lost are not just statistics. People across all age groups lose their life in the water and males are four times more likely to drown than females. Plenty of fatal accidents begin with “it won’t happen to me”, so rather than falling victim to the Swim Reaper, let’s make this summer memorable for the right reasons. Supervise little ones around water, wear a life jacket when fishing/ boating and remember to stop, look and think before getting in the water. He are some links that can help you make sure you’re water-ready this summer:

Water Safety NZ 

Water Skills For Life 

Swimming classes in your area 

And for those with a dark sense of humour…

 

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