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Water Safety Week 2016

Victoria’s aquatic agencies will be celebrating Water Safety Week from 26 November – 4 December, to provide a timely water safety reminder as we head into the summer months.

Make sure to follow your favourite water safety agencies on social media for water safety information, events and tips during the week!

2016 Water Safety Week Aquatic Agency Events Calendar

Day Event Agency Location Event Information
Saturday 26 November Start lifesaving patrols for 2016/17 season
(all clubs)
LSV See LSV website for club listings:
First day of lifesaving beach patrols / LSV media release
Saturday 26 November Victorian Qualifying Meet (Swimming)
26-27 November
Swimming Victoria Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre Swimming meet / sports event:
Saturday 26 November Australian Junior Surfing Titles
Phillip Island
26 November – 3 December
Surfing Victoria Phillip Island Surfing carnival / sports event:
Monday 28 November Water Safety Week launch event
-launch of drowning report
-launch of Victorian Water Safety Strategy
Life Saving Victoria
on behalf of PISBTW agencies
Life Saving Victoria,
Port Melbourne
Media launch event:
Tuesday 29 November Focus on supervision of children around water Kidsafe Vic N/A Media release and social media activity:
Wednesday 30 November Water Safety Wednesday
Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter visits to primary schools in North East Victoria.
Life Saving Victoria & Victorian Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service Echuca
Helicopter school:
Wednesday 30 November AquaMotion Program in Broadmeadows Swimming
Broadmeadows Female Learn to Swim Pilot for Adults – Media will be invited to promote Water Safety Week and the program for the CALD community:
Thursday 1 December Paddle Safety Round Table and media opportunity Maritime Safety Victoria Life Saving Victoria headquarters, Port Melbourne Round table conference and media opportunity:
Thursday 1 December Launch of Yarra and Bay water quality forecast EPA Victoria South Melbourne Life Saving Club Media opportunity:
Friday 2 December Pier safety media opportunity Parks Victoria Media opportunity:
Friday 2 December Open Water Swim event Triathlon Victoria Sports event:
Saturday 3 December Minky’s Water Safety Fun day Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Oakleigh Recreation Centre Fun day event :
Sunday 4 December Open Water Clinic at Elwood
Masters Swimming /Swimming Victoria Race Day Prep
Swimming Victoria Elwood Life Saving Club Coached session by Chloe McCardel, &
Sam Sheppard :

The Play it Safe by the Water campaign commenced in 1998 and has been running for 18 years.

The campaign works to raise awareness of water safety and drowning prevention of Victorians and has achieved a 43 per cent decrease in the drowning toll, since the commencement of the campaign in 1998.