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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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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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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

Primary School PAWS Programme CANCELLED

April 1 @ 11:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm

Donegal Summer Weeks 2020 Cancelled due to Covid 19

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

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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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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