It was a joy to speak with Ross Gage the CEO of Swim Australia.
An organisation who not only educates about water safety but offers great guidance in selecting a qualified swim instructor for your child.
I was shocked to discover how drowning is the number one cause of death and injury in children under the age of five.
We spoke about the importance of pool and spa fencing, how important it is to never leave your child alone near water. I child can drown in your pets water bowl, that's all it takes.
It's really important to be in the moment with your child around water and focus on them and not your friends, phone calls or trying to do 100 things at once!
Ross was a pleasure to speak with.
For more information on finding a swim instructor or water safety check out the Swim Australia Website.
did you know
Drowning: what you need to know
- swimming pools (16 children drowned in pools in 2009-10)
- baths (five children drowned in the bath in 2009-10)
- rivers, creeks and oceans (nine children drowned in a river or in the ocean in 2009-10)
- dams and lakes (four children drowned in dams in 2009-10).