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Water Safety Month 2021

This year, we are taking Water Safety Week to the next level!
Starting 1 December, our much-anticipated Water Safety Month campaign will begin, with the aim to spread awareness and educate Victorians of the aquatic related risks this summer.

Water Safety Month is all about taking the time to:
RETHINK taking risks around water this summer.

While we encourage everyone to enjoy the water this summer, we want you to be aware of the risks for both yourself and your loved ones.

Last season, Victoria recorded its worst fatal drowning toll since, with 61 people’s lives cut short in Victorian waters. It is more important than ever that we brush up on our skills and educate people around us of the risks.

Find out more about how you can stay safe this summer:

Going for a swim this summer?
Find out more information on how you can enjoy a safe summer in our beautiful aquatic environments. You’ll find details about patrolled beaches and simple tips to stay safe.

2020-21 Drowning Report out now
Each year, LSV releases the annual Drowning Report, a detailed summary of drowning incidents in Victoria. This report provides information and statistics about the people who drowned in Victorian waterways last year and the activities they were undertaking at the time.
Our condolences are with those who lost a family member, colleague, or friend.
The report will be launch on 1 Dec to mark the beginning of summer and Water Safety Month.

Have you been to Swim City?
Swim City is Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) exciting new e-learning world that uses gamification targeted at primary-aged students. Swim City was developed in response to the cancellation of school swimming programs throughout 2021.
Students can learn key water safety messages and how to stay safe on and around water, as they explore various aquatic environments.
This module is part of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate (VWSC).
Parents also have the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Coles Myer gift cards once their children have taken part. More information is available on our Instagram or Facebook.

Play It Safe By The Water is a LSV led initiative which brings together aquatic industry groups, including the Victorian government, with the aim of preventing aquatic related death and injury in Victorian waterways. There are a number of videos and safety tips available for you to explore to educate yourself and others about they risks around water and how to stay safe. Messaging is available in a number of different languages.

What’s on throughout the month:

Water Safety at Dandenong Market
Come visit us at the Dandenong market on Sunday 5 December!
We will be joining Victoria Fisheries Authority, along with Victoria Police and other emergency service organisations to share summer safety messages. We will have something fun for the kids, including prizes to be won!

Spot our Scooters
Can you spot our scooters at the below locations? Scan the QR code to receive a gift from our drivers along with some handy water safety messages for the summer ahead!

Sat 4/ Sun 5 (11am – 3pm)
@ Chadstone Shopping Center and surrounds
Sat 11/ Sun 12 (11am – 3pm)
@ St Kilda, Brighton and Elwood beach
Sat 18/ Sun 19 (11am – 3pm)
@ Port Melbourne, Sandridge and New beach

Swim City Competition
Enter now! This fun-filled E-module is perfect for your kids who have missed out on swimming lessons this year and contributes as part of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate (VWSC). Parents also have the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Coles Myer gift cards once their children have taken part. Make sure you are following us on socials for more information!

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