ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS: CANCELLATION OF WATER SAFETY ACTIVITIES
The Chairman of Water Safety Ireland has directed that all water safety classes be cancelled until further notice. The situation will be reviewed as the environment in relation to COVID 19 improves.
The Chairman regrets this decision but is taking it in the public interest and that of all our valuable volunteers nationwide who provide these important classes.
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Together, Let’s Bring Drownings Down
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.
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Water Safety Statistics
76% of the 124 drownings a year are male
24% of the 124 drownings a year are female
INLAND: RIVERS & LAKES
62% of all drownings happen inland on our rivers or lakes
Almost 1/3 of drowning victims over the last decade had consumed alcohol
Play Safe, Swim Safe, Stay Safe
Swimming is a great recreational sport that is enjoyable for people of all ages, but it’s important to keep safety in mind at all times while in or near the water