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Drowning Prevention Week 2024

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Join Us in Making a Difference!

Welcome to our special feature on Drowning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS). From Saturday 15th June to Saturday 22nd June, we dedicate ourselves to raising awareness and promoting water safety to prevent drowning incidents. As a Leisure Trust,  the safety and well-being of our community are our top priorities. Join us in spreading the message and taking action!

Join George, Ella and Ronnie as they demonstrate the Water Safety Code.

What is Drowning Prevention Week?

Drowning Prevention Week is a campaign by the Royal Life Saving Society aimed at reducing the number of drowning incidents across the UK and beyond. This week-long event focuses on educating the public about the risks associated with water and providing essential skills and knowledge to stay safe.

Why does it matter?

Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death, particularly among children and young people. Raising awareness and educating the public can significantly reduce these tragic incidents.

Did you know?

  • 307 UK and Irish citizens lose their lives to accidental drowning each year, on average.
  • 49% of drownings occur between May and August.
  • The number of child drowning deaths in England has doubled in the last 4 years.
  • 83% of child drownings in England occurred in the absence of adult supervision.

Drowning is preventable.

Click here to find more facts.

By participating in Drowning Prevention Week, you help foster a safer environment for everyone. Together, we can make a substantial impact on our community’s safety.

How You Can Get Involved

You can find lots of posters and information around our venues this week. Why not talk your child through the Water Safety Code? If they can remember it, they can collect a certificate from reception for FREE! We even have our ‘Safe Swimmer Pledge’ which they can relay and receive a certificate and sticker! (Please note: this depends on venue availability)

Your child can also colour in at reception or collect a colouring-in sheet, to learn the Water Safety Code in a fun way!

Most importantly, get your child WaterWise, with our group swimming lessons. You can find out more information here.

Social Media Campaign

Follow us on social media and share our Drowning Prevention Week posts using the hashtag #DrowningPreventionWeek. We will have posts going out throughout the week – so keep your eyes peeled!

Most importantly, share. share, share! We want to make Water Safety information accessible for EVERYONE.

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Contribute to the Royal Life Saving Society to support their ongoing efforts in drowning prevention.

Want to find out more about what they do or look at all their resources they have available for Drowning Prevention Week?

Click here.

Did you know? As a member of Magna Vitae, you are supporting your local Leisure Trust.

We are regulated by the Charities Commission and Companies House. Any profits we make are re-invested to continually develop and improve services for the people of East Lindsey.

Magna Vitae is a Partner to East Lindsey District Council which provides significant support for the work we do.

Join Us in Creating a Safer Community

Drowning Prevention Week is a crucial time for us to come together and take proactive steps toward water safety. Your participation and support can help save lives. Let’s make this week impactful and memorable!


Keep your family safe this Summer.


Does your child know the Water Safety Code?

Well, George, Ella and Ronnie are here to help you! Watch their video as they demonstrate the Water Safety Code to raise awareness for the importance of water safety.

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