This October the inaugural awareness Learn2Swim Week kicks off on the 2nd of October. Learn2Swim ambassadors are calling on parents and grandparents to join the initiative to educate children under 5 years of age on water safety.
A staggering 42% of parents said they had experienced a water emergency of a loved one. The research commissioned by Poolwerx found that almost half of Australian parents rated their children’s water safety skills as poor or average.
Learn2Swim Week ambassador Laurie Lawrence, a former Australian Rugby Union Representative, Olympic and World Champion Swim coach spoke to Julia about the Learn2swim week.