News: Safety

Player deaths prompt French rugby officials to call for World Rugby to change rules on tackling

The recent deaths of four players in French rugby - two of them professionals - is prompting representatives of Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR) to seek changes…

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Feb 5, 2019 Safety / Sport /


SwimDesk publishes news resource to help swim schools grow their businesses

Industry supplier SwimDesk has published a new free resource outlining 12 strategies that swim schools can use to improve customer retention and grow their enrolment base. The booklet…

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Feb 4, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Marketing / Safety /


Surf Lifesaving NSW raises water safety awareness with pop-up beach

Surf Lifesaving NSW (SLSNSW) will be hosting a pop-up beach in Circular Quay from 1st to 10th February aiming to raise awareness for tourists and newly arrived migrants on water safety.…

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Feb 1, 2019 Education / Events / Safety / Tourism /


Australian Swim Schools Association releases Cairns conference program

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has announced the program for its 2019 national Conference, to be held in Cairns from the 28th July to 1st August. Following the success of…

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Feb 1, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Life Saving Victoria helps vulnerable swimmers with new training initiatives

With the 2018/19 Victorian summer drowning toll having reached 20, marking the worst start to summer for almost 15 years, Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has developed a range…

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Jan 31, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety /


New ACT wetlands aims to protect environment and provide safe swimming

Construction has started on wetlands in the Fyshwick catchment that will clean stormwater flowing into Lake Burley Griffin and downstream into the Murrumbidgee River system. The…

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Jan 28, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Saltwater crocodile killed at popular Broome beach

Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service officials have defended the decision to kill a 3.7-metre saltwater crocodile at a popular Broome beach in Western Australia's Kimberley.…

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Jan 26, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety /


Parents urged to appoint a ‘Responsible Pool Person’ at events near water

With more than 50 Australians having lost their lives to drowning incidents over the summer period, water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence is calling on party organisers to nominate a…

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Jan 26, 2019 Aquatics / Events / Safety /


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