ABOUT THE 2021 CHARITY GOLF DAY
Children under the age of five are at the highest risk of drowning, with home swimming pools the leading location for fatalities. Over the last 15 years over 90 children have fatally drowned in a home swimming pool with hundreds more admitted into our hospitals due to immersion. Many of these children have suffered neurological injury requiring a lifetime of care.
Strategies for the prevention of child drowning are well understood and include active adult supervision, restricting a child’s access to water, water awareness and resuscitation. These interventions are supported by over 30 years of research into the epidemiology and risk factors for drowning among young children in private swimming pools.
Your support for the Royal Life Saving NSW Charity Golf Day helps us to communicate drowning prevention strategies over the summer to parents and carers of young children. We thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the day.