There are countless children drowning every year in Australia and we are doing something about it.
Too many young lives are being lost
Australia’s Child Drowning Epidemic
The reports from the Royal Life Saving Society each year state that swimming pools are the leading location for drowning among the 5 and younger age group.
"Children under five are actually the age group that is most at risk of drowning and the majority occur in and around the home — commonly in home swimming pools."
National Manager of Research at Royal Life Saving Society
Supervision is difficult
"In 2016 supervision was completely absent in 59% of child drowning cases, with older siblings or other children left to supervise younger children"
A fence is only half the solution
"Children most commonly gained access to the pool through a faulty fence or gate (38%), lack of a fence (31%) or a gate which was propped open (18%)"
Fencing can be hard to maintain
Among drowning cases, fencing was present in 27% of cases, absent in 27% of cases and faulty in 35% of cases.
The Aqua Safe Pool Net Solution.
Learn the steps below that if properly implemented will ensure your child's safety when the pool is not in use.
The 3 causes of child drownings:
3/3 Effective barriers
When the first two factors are missing you need an effective barrier. A fence is only half the solution and as the statistics state children are still drowning with fences present. Having a Pool Net will give you the best chance to secure your pool and is the ultimate second barrier.
How it works:
We aim to be the leaders
in child pool safety for children
under 5 – with your help
With child drownings under 5 remaining around 15 for the ten year average (Source: Royal Life Saving Society Drowning Report 2016). We need your help to spread the word for us and help put an end to child drownings in backyard swimming pools.
Contact us today and one of our friendly Pool Net Specialists will guide you through the process of getting a pool net for your pool.