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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekend Reading - Drowning doesn't look like drowning

This weekend reading is a public service announcement. With summer coming up it is good to brush up on those water-safety skills. For me, the most frightening bit about this article was the statistics - about 50% of kids who drown do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult, and of those, 10% will drown while the adult is watching them do it, having no idea that it is happening. We all know we need to watch our kids in the water - but do we know what we are watching for?

Drowning doesn't look like drowning
by Mario Vittone

And while we're on the subject, have a look at this website by Surf Lifesaving Australia. It's all about how to recognise a rip current (and there are cool animations). In short, the calmest bit of a surf beach is usually the most dangerous, but again, it helps if you know what you're looking for!

Safe swimming!

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