We would like to thank everyone who took part in Drowning Prevention and helped us spread our water safety messages. Next year’s campaign will run from 18 – 26 June.
Drowning Prevention Week, the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK, aims to reduce the number of drowning and near drowning incidents that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe near water.
Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences. Putting this into context, one person dies every 20 hours in the UK and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK.
Drowning Prevention Week, encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to come up with new and exciting ways to show people how they can have fun and stay safe around water. RLSS UK have produced a host of free resources to help teach water safety which you can find on these pages.
The campaign also aims to raise money for the charity’s drowning prevention programmes.