Drownings in Australia rise 16 per cent

In the 12 months to June 2009, 302 Australians lost their lives due to drowning, up an incredible 16 per cent compared to last year.
Of the many children that had drowned in the last year, 60 per cent of them had drowned in a backyard pool.
In a bid to reduce the number of drownings in 2010, Gold medal Olympic coach Laurie Lawrence is has developed the ‘Kids Alive Do The Five’ water safety show which will be performed at Casino RSM in Canterbury Street, on Thursday, October 22 at 10.30am and again at 12pm.
The Royal Life Saving Society is backing the Kids Alive program by promoting further water safety education, which includes encouraging children and parents to exercise caution around backyard pools.
If you are interested in attending the Free Kids Alive Do the Five Show please contact the Kids Alive Office on 07) 5525 6820 and be sure to visit www.kidsalive.com.au



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