Hold your own Get Safe event
30 April 2013
On average one person drowns in the UK every 17 hours and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children, with more than half of incidents happening at rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs. The ASA’s ‘Get Safe’ campaign seeks to ensure young people know how to stay safe, while having fun in and around water.
Now you can give young people in your area the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water by holding a special ‘Get Safe’ event.
Fun, action-packed and informative land and pool based activities will teach primary school aged children all the important things they need to know when visiting coastal and inland waters, from how they can spot the dangers themselves, and how to act in an emergency.
The ASA would like to invite pool operators, clubs and swim schools to organise their own ‘Get Safe’ event. The first 300 to sign up online will receive a free ‘Get Safe’ resource pack. This includes a Pool Event Guide with details about what, when and who should be involved, posters to help promote the event and certificates to reward the young people attending on the day.
Particularly relevant as we approach warmer weather, help young people in your area to enjoy the water, but in a safe and sensible way and pass the message on to ‘Get Safe’.
Events will promote the ‘SAFE’ code: To enjoy the water and stay SAFE
S – Spot the dangers
A – Advice. Take advice
F – Friend. Always go with a friend
E – Emergency. Learn how to help in an emergency