Water Safety

When To Start Swimming Lessons?

“When is the best time to start swimming lessons?” It is the most common question we get at Hampton Swim School from our prospective parents with young children. Our answer? “As soon as your child is born.” While the number of drownings is still going up in our country, the one thing you can do…

Major Causes Of Drowning At Home

Causes Of Drowning Many parents are well aware of the potential dangers that residential swimming pools and bathtubs pose to children of all ages. However, even if you don’t own a pool, there are less obvious drowning hazards that might be overlooked by discerning parents wanting to provide a safe environment in which to raise…

Child Drowning Prevention and Safety – Top 10 Tips for Safer Holiday Swimming

Stay Safe These Holidays at Home and Away Summer holidays are fast approaching– soon our children will have finished school for yet another year! For many of us, at least some of the Xmas school holiday period is spent away from home visiting relatives or catching up with family and friends, and of course enjoying…

Pool Fencing Regulations In Queensland

An adequate barrier around a swimming pool is a critical component of child drowning prevention While constant supervision of a young child around water is imperative, as any parent knows this is sometimes unachievable, and the installation of a standards-compliant pool fence represents another layer of protection that can assist in reducing the probability of…

School Swimming Shame

School Swimming Shame Dec 2 Written by: 2/12/2010 10:58 PM  As reported recently in the media, it is estimated by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia that nearly 1 in 5 children will leave Australian Primary Schools in a few weeks time without the required aquatic skills to swim 50m and unable to perform…