National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from June 14th – June 20th 2021. During the week, our national campaign will communicate important water safety messages to the Irish public. Our central theme for this year is ‘Better Safe, Than Sorry’ – reminding us all to take necessary care when on, near or in water.

As restrictions gradually ease across Ireland, our Summer Week classes and activities are returning on a phased basis in line with public health protocols. Our commitment to water safety and drowning prevention is as strong as ever and we have developed a number of resources that can be shared by you if you would like to support our cause. As well as featuring across media throughout Ireland, our social media channels will also share the material throughout the week. Now is the time to make water safety a part of your conversations with family and friends alike.

WATER SAFETY IN THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

Water Safety will feature in the print editions of the Irish Independent, Irish Independent on Saturday and Sunday Independent all throughout National Water Safety Awareness Week. See our series of advertisements here.

National Water Safety Awareness Week in the Irish Independent

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Our images are available in a number of formats. They emphasise the importance of supervising children at all times, as well as never mixing alcohol with water activities.

No Swimming Lessons For A Year – Know Your Limits (Landscape)
No Swimming Lessons For A Year – Know Your Limits (Square)
Before You Get Out On The Water Get Into A Lifejacket (Landscape)
Before You Get Out On The Water Get Into A Lifejacket (Square)
Before You Get Out On A Boat Get Into A Lifejacket (Landscape)
Before You Get Out On A Boat Get Into A Lifejacket (Square)
No Pub Is No Excuse – Don’t Bring It To The Beach (Landscape)
No Pub Is No Excuse Don’t Bring It To The Beach (Square)
Don’t Let A Year Of Distancing Stop You Being Safe (Landscape)
Don’t Let A Year Of Distancing Stop You Being Safe (Square)
You’ve Stayed Safe All Year – Don’t Stop Now (Landscape)
You’ve Stayed Safe All Year – Don’t Stop Now (Square)

Videos

Suggested Text:

A year of swimming pools closed and swimming lessons cancelled. It’s National Water Safety Awareness week. Mark it by giving water safety the focus we all give Covid-19.

Near home or on stay-cation, swim between the flags at lifeguarded waterways. Supervise children and never use inflatables on open water. Wear a lifejacket when boating or angling.

Get the advice you need at www.watersafety.ie. Better safe than sorry.

Only Swim At Lifeguarded Waterways

Lifeguards are present at selected beaches on weekends during June, and full time in July and August. See our most up to date list of beaches.

Find a lifeguarded waterway near you