Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …read more
Summit to reveal progress in halving drowning deaths
The Australian Water Safety Council (AWSC) has announced that the 2014 National Drowning Prevention Summit will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th August.
Held every two years, the 2014 Summit will bring a vital focus to the AWSC’s goal of ‘Reducing drowning deaths by 50% by 2020’ and provide an update on the achievements of the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2012/15 - released at the 2012 Summit.
The Summit will include a series of symposiums at which those working in the water safety and drowning prevention sector to review the progress of the 2012/15 Strategy, with the expectation that the Summit will identify the critical steps needed to achieve this goal.
Specific sessions will address issues including:
• Children aged 0 to 14 – are home pool legislative changes enough? Swimming – why do some kids still miss out?
• People aged 55+ – in the midst of the population bubble - what do we do?
• Watercraft and Recreational Aquatic Activities – what are the key lessons from across Australia?
• Alcohol and Drug Related Drowning Deaths – sunscreen - check, togs - check, medication - check, esky - check?
• High Risk Populations – lessons from Aboriginal Torres Straight Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Rural and Remote Communities.
The AWSC invites everyone with a commitment to reducing drowning through research, policy or practice, specifically:
• Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Organisations
• State and Territory Water Safety Council Members
• Policy Makers at all levels of Government
• Local Government Representatives
• Managers of Aquatic Venues
• Researchers and Students
• Community Health Professionals
• Lifesavers, Lifeguards, Swimming and Water Safety Instructors
• Rescue and Emergency Services Personnel
The event is being held at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour in Sydney.
For more information contact the Australian Water Safety Council, c/o Royal Life Saving Society - Australia on 02 8217 3111.
The event website is at www.watersafety.com.au/Events/2014Summit
18th September 2013 - SURF LIFESAVERS CALL FOR MORE FUNDS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO REDUCE DROWNINGS
4th June 2012 - WATER SAFETY STRATEGY AIMS FOR 'A NATION FREE FROM DROWNING'
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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…read more
Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!