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Here at Swim Club Australia, its our mission for all Aussie kids to Swim Safe for Life. For our mission to be realised, we need all the parents, teachers, carers, big flippers and all creatures to understand the importance of water safety! By doing so, you will be able to share crucial learnings with our kids, to help ensure their water activities are safe and fun. Please familiarise yourselves with some of these great articles and findings to make sure you are helping support our Aussie kids to Swim Safe for Life, including a lifetime of water adventures.

Drowning continues to be one of the biggest killers of Australian children. Every year a number of children are killed and hundreds more are rescued from near drowning situations.

The most common factor in childhood drowning is lack of supervision.

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According to Royal Life Saving Australia, in the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, there were 572 drowning deaths among people born overseas, accounting for 29% of total drowning deaths in Australia. 98% of the drowning deaths were adults over the age of 18, who drowned because of a lack of swimming and survival skills.
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This report presents our analysis of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2021 and 30th June 2022. During this time, 339 people lost their lives to drowning and we estimate a further 686 people experienced a non-fatal drowning incident.
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While many assume beaches are our most dangerous waterways, Mr Scarr says rivers routinely claim more lives in Australia. In 2021, 26 per cent of all drowning deaths – and 55 per cent of deaths in children aged five to 14 – occurred in rivers.
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