Ipswich in Summer 22-23

Ipswich residents can brush up on water safety through a series of free programs this summer as part of council’s efforts to support children and adults to be safe in and around the water. Swimming is an important life skill for all ages and learning how to swim saves lives. The free water safety events include children’s SEAL Water Safety and Swimming Lessons and Royal Life Saving Society Queensland adult water safety and learn to swim lessons. SEAL comprises four key water safety actions – supervise around the pool; enclose the pool with a fence; actively check the pool gate and fence; and learn CPR and how to swim. As well as learning to swim, a vital part of water safety is ensuring the pools we love to splash into on a warm day are safe. FREE WATER SAFETY CLASSES FOR IPSWICH FAMILIES AND ADULTS

With the hot summer months upon us, and with Queensland having one of the highest levels of pool ownership in the country, there is no better time to brush up on water safety. Pools come with serious risk, and drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five-years-old. A thorough safety check of your pool fence and gate takes very little time but could have a life changing impact if not done regularly. For more information about swimming pools, spas and safety barrier regulations visit council’s website.

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