Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Belgravia Leisure NZ supports Africa Water Safety Outreach Program

Belgravia Leisure NZ supports Africa Water Safety Outreach Program
September 20, 2017

Aiming to contribute to a reduction in drowning in the African nation of Uganda, facility manager Belgravia Leisure New Zealand has donated a stockpile of lost goggles and swimming costumes to Swim Safe Uganda’s Africa Water Safety Outreach Program.

With a population of 37 million people, approximately 5,000 people drown in Uganda every year - many of whom are children. These youngsters face many water safety challenges, for example, to get to school in rural areas many children have to paddle on basic, hand-made canoes across lakes or cross rivers.

Belgravia Leisure NZ General Manager Mark Blake is delighted to partner with Swim Safe Uganda and support the program designed to teach the local community water safety and survival techniques.

Blake explains “our donation will be generously delivered in person by NZ Poolsafe trainer and assessor, Denny McCarthy, in October.

“Denny will be heading to Kalangala, an island district in Southern Central Uganda that is surrounded by water.”

The program also teaches local trainers, empowering the local community to sustain this life-saving initiative.

Facilities and professionals wanting to support the Africa Water Safety Outreach Program should contact Judy Tipping at Belgravia Leisure NZ at jtipping@belgravialeisure.co.nz or visit their Swim Safe Uganda’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Smimsafeug

Image: Monbulk Aquatic Centre’s Amanda O’Callaghan donates lost goggles to a South African community.

22nd June 2017 - WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON PROMOTES WATER SAFETY SKILLS

2nd December 2016 - VICTORIAN SCHOOLS TO BE REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN SWIM 

14th September 2016 - 2016 WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON BREAKS RECORDS 

24th June 2016 - BELGRAVIA LEISURE WINS WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCIL AQUATIC AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

3rd June 2015 - BELGRAVIA LEISURE EXPANDS IN NEW ZEALAND WITH AUCKLAND COUNCIL POOL CONTRACTS

24th December 2014 - UN REPORT SHOWS DROWNING CLAIMS OVER 40 PEOPLE EVERY HOUR IN ‘NEEDLESS LOSS OF LIFE’

2nd April 2008 - DROWNING BIGGEST KILLER OF ASIAN CHILDREN


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

TRISLEYS HYDRAULIC SERVICES

Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more

Legal

 
 

ELITE POOL COVERS

Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business