Here at Casey Race we are a Watch Around Water Centre. Watch around Water is an education and public awareness raising program to address the growing concern regarding supervision of young children at public swimming pools.
Children need supervision! Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children under five years of age and almost half of all injuries recorded at public swimming pools involves children. Watch Around Water assists aquatic staff to promote safe supervision practices and provide a safe venue for the community to participate in sport and recreation.
The program promotes consistent supervision policies including:
- Children under five years age must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervised within arm’s reach at all times while in the centre
- Children under 10 years must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult and supervised within line of sight at all times while in the centre
- All unsupervised children will be removed from the water.