KIDS ALIVE

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Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia.  Each week, on average, one child drowns. Lets put an end to childhood drowning for good.

In 1988 to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program. The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.

Early Childhood Program

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The Early Childhood Program is a joint initiative by Kids Alive and the Australian Government. Parents, educators and those with an interest in water safety education can download digital copies through this link. Learn More…

Learn to Swim Week

 

On behalf of Poolwerx and Kids Alive, we’re inviting you to help celebrate the start of the swimming season by joining us for National Learn to Swim Week 2014 (September 29 – October 3, 2014). Read More…

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Former Australian swimming coach and water safety ambassador Laurie Lawrence is joining forces with national pool and spa care franchise Poolwerx in an effort to improve pool safety education and prevent preschool drownings. Read More…

Living with Water

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With the help of water safety experts Australia wide, Laurie Lawrence, in conjunction with the Australian Government, has put together this comprehensive water safety resource for parents and caregivers of childeren under 5.

Five Free Lessons

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This summer to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence will use the internet, to give five free water safety lessons to all parents across Australia. The five free lessons are designed for parents with children under the age of five and are communicated via an online interactive learning program.

Kids Alive – Do The Five!OwlSmall

  1. Fence the pool
  2. Shut the gate
  3. Teach your kids to swim – it’s great
  4. Supervise – watch your mate and
  5. Learn how to resuscitate
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