Royal Life Saving is targeting high-risk areas for toddler drowning deaths such as public pools. With lack of direct supervision by a parent or carer believed to be a contributing factor in 70% of all drowning deaths at public pools,the Keep Watch @ Public Pools program aims to eliminate all drowning deaths and reduce the number of near drowning incidents at these facilities.
The program targets parents and carers of children to help them understand their responsibilities and the dangers of leaving their children unattended at the pool.
Keep Watch @ Public Pool Policy
The Keep Watch @ Public Pools policy and the ages within it represent minimum standards only. Royal Life Saving encourages pools to adopt a higher standard wherever possible.
The recommendation for parents to physically check up on 11–14 year olds is intended to educate parents that this group is still at risk despite having a high degree of independence and parental supervision is an effective means of increasing their safety. Facilities should assist in the education of parents by drawing parents’ attention to the 11–14 recommendation.
What is active supervision @ Public Pools?
PO Box 61 Margaret River WA 6285
ABN: 13 643 296 019
Ph 08 9780 5620
51 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River WA 6285
66 Allnutt Terrace (behind Shire offices)
Augusta WA 6290
Monday to Thursday 6am - 8.30pm
Friday 6am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 3 pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm
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Saturday 8am - 3pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm
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