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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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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

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