Each year too many West Australians lose their life through drowning death. The real tragedy is that all of these deaths are preventable!
Water safety education is a critical part of the collective task of reducing the burden of drowning deaths in Western Australia. Community Health investigates drowning deaths to identify at-risk community groups to deliver water safety and drowning prevention programs.
Royal Life Saving WA currently runs the following community education and awareness programs:
All of these programs provide at-risk community groups with the knowledge and skills to prevent drowning deaths, near-drowning incidents and associated injuries — turning everyday people into everyday lifesavers.
Drowning remains one of the leading causes of preventable death for children under five years of age in Western Australia. On average over the past decade one child drowns each week in Australia. The real tragedy is that ALL of these deaths ARE preventable!