June 18 – 26 is Drowning Prevention Week and many wet leisure organisations are working to promote awareness of the number of accidental drownings that happen every year in the UK.

A United Front On Water Safety

With an estimated 250,000 domestic pools in the UK, the BSPF continues to highlight the importance of informed choice for pool and spa owners. On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year, nearly 60% of these are children and young people. Swimming accounts for an average of 60 people out of […]

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There are estimated to be at least a million pools across Europe
with single main drains. Pic for example purposes only.

Hidden Risk Is Ticking Time Bomb

In July this year, tragedy struck when an 11 year old boy, on holiday with his family in the Dordogne, France drowned in a public pool. The boy’s leg had become trapped by fierce suction from the only main drain. The pool had recently undergone refurbishment. Sadly, it had not been fitted with a second […]

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Holidaymakers Urged To ‘Swim Safe’

Travel association ABTA has teamed up with the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) to launch their Swim Safe campaign, urging holidaymakers to stay safe in the water this summer. It comes after new research by ABTA revealed that one in five people know someone who has got into difficulty while swimming on holiday. Nikki White, […]

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