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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

The Chairman of Water Safety Ireland is pleased to announce all activities can recommence from 19th September, 2020.

A number of new procedures consistent with public health advice have been put in place, to ensure our volunteers and participants get the chance to teach and learn in the safest environment possible.

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There are a number of other dedicated Covid-19 resources available to you. Keep updated on all the latest information as our activities resume.

Covid-19 Information Hub
Returning To Water Safely – Outlining The Reopening of Phases
Lifeguard Resuscitation And First Aid Guidelines
Covid-19 Community Supports
Government Public Health Advice (Gov.ie)

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Lifeguarded Waterways

Traditionally, our local authorities employ Water Safety Ireland assessed lifeguards during the bathing season at popular bathing sites nationwide. For operational reasons, and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, details for the 2020 bathing season may differ. Please contact the relevant local authority for confirmation.

Lifeguarded Waterways By County

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Find all the information you need to be prepared for whatever summer brings. Preventative actions will make your life easier.

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Water Safety Statistics

76%

MALE DROWNINGS

76% of the 124 drownings a year are male

24%

FEMALE DROWNINGS

24% of the 124 drownings a year are female

62%

INLAND: RIVERS & LAKES

62% of all drownings happen inland on our rivers or lakes

30%

ALCOHOL

Almost 1/3 of drowning victims over the last decade had consumed alcohol

Upcoming Courses & Events

From beginners to professionals, we provide courses to keep you and your loved ones safe in the water – it’s never too late to learn about water safety

Water Safety Ireland Term Lifesaving Classes

January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2027

Donegal Summer Weeks 2020 Cancelled due to Covid 19

June 29 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm