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Join Water Safety Ireland

We offer a range of membership options. Together, Let’s Bring Drownings Down

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PAWS

(Primary Aquatics Water Safety)

Now every child can learn basic water safety skills… in the classroom!

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Lifeguarded Waterways

Our local authorities employ Water Safety Ireland assessed lifeguards during the bathing season at popular bathing sites nationwide. Ensure you visit lifeguarded sites by checking our map 

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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

Leisureland Water Safety Classes

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020

Water Safety Ireland Term Lifesaving Classes

January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2027

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

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Water Safety Statistics

76%

MALE DROWNINGS

76% of the 133 drownings a year are male

24%

FEMALE DROWNINGS

24% of the 133 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