Water Safety Day Today – Welcome Summer!

Today is an exciting day for many families, it’s officially summer! It’s also South Australia’s Water Safety Day.

The event is managed and delivered by the South Australian Water Safety Committee and supported by numerous community groups including Recreation SA, who come together in a unified effort to remind families to be vigilant during aquatic activity this summer including at the pool, beach or river.

Rundle Mall will host Water Safety Day where there will be important safety reminders and demonstrations, with Recreation SA on hand all day to remind parents to Watch Around Water.

Watch Around Water serves as a reminder that parents and carers play an active role with the support of life guards in keeping children safe with 2 simple messages –

Children under 5 years old: must be accompanied and supervised from within arm's reach. If they are swimming or near water, their parent/guardian should also be swimming with them.
Children under 10 years old: must be accompanied and supervised by maintaining visual contact with the child at all times.

Brenton Ragless is the official Watch Around Water Ambassador.
Full Media Release with further detail attached.

Media Opportunity

Vision in Rundle Mall all day – Water Safety Day colour, demonstrations and mascot 'Walter the Watchdog' interacting with children
Salisbury Swimming Centre are offering free swimming all day thanks to the Today show
Recreation SA Executive Officer, Rebecca Deans, is available for interview

For all media enquiries please contact DJPR –
Donna-Jayne Sullivan / 0407 774 795 / donnajayne@djpr.com.au