Enjoy waters safely this drowning prevention week

Wednesday 12 Jun 2024
Water Safety Code (1)

We're proudly supporting Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) which runs from 15th to 22nd June this year. 

If you live close to water, keep watch over your children. Whether near a pond, river, beach, swimming pool or bathtub, adult supervision is necessary to ensure that children can enjoy water safely.

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy our Islands' beaches, but according to RLSS UKs National Drowning Report 2023 warmer weather is directly linked to an increase in fatal drowning incidents. (Source)


Do you know the Water Safety Code?

Whenever you are around water, make sure you stop and think and look for any dangers, always read the signs. Never swim alone, always go with family or friends.

In an emergency, phone 999. If you fall in, float or swim on your back. If you see someone who has fallen in, throw something that floats to them and call 999.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK has created resources for Parents to help them take charge of their family’s water safety education. See the resources here:

Water Safety in the Pool Activities for Children

Water Safety At The Beach Activities for Children

Water Safety at Home Activities for Children


Become a lifeguard!

Our professional team are qualified to deliver the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification training and run courses regularly. 

Our next course will run from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2024.


We can all do something to prevent drowning, whether it be to learn how to keep ourselves and others safe in, around, or on water, volunteering for organisations that improve water safety, or learning the water safety code.