September 17, 2014

NSW its time to register your pool!


  Recent changes to the NSW Swimming Pools Act came into force today, Monday 29 April. Pool Owners Must Register Their Pool As part of the changes all NSW Pool Owners are required to undertake a self certification check, and then register their swimming pool on the NSW Governments Swimming Pool Register Website. There are […]

Play it safe around the water this Easter


Happy Easter… Please play it safe around water! The Samuel Morris Foundation wishes everyone a very happy Easter. The weather has been amazing, and lots of people will be heading off to enjoy the Easter break around pools, beaches, rivers and dams. People will be swimming, diving, kayaking, boating, surfing etc. Unfortunately every year as […]

Manslaughter charges following toddler drowning.

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

Media Release: Armidale Pool Owner Charged with Manslaughter after Toddler Drowning Following the tragic death of an Armidale toddler days after a near drowning in May, it has now been reported that the owner of the property on which the pool was located has been charged with manslaughter. It is alleged that the pool at […]

Drowning – Three bathtub deaths in two weeks

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Bathtub drowning deaths contribute to horror start to 2012 A number of recent child drowning deaths have occurred in bathtubs, contributing to the horrific start to 2012. Two deaths in Sydney in two days A nine month old baby died after drowning in a bathtub at Illawong in Sydneys south on Jan 14, followed by […]

Spreading the drowning prevention message

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Spreading the drowning prevention message The Samuel Morris Foundation is working with the Australian Medical Association, Royal Life Saving Society  and KidSafe and the NSW Ombudsman in a joint media event, being held at KidSafe House in the grounds of the Childrens Hospital at Westmead to promote drowning prevention messages to reduce the number of drownings […]

It takes this much water for a child to drown

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Do you know how much water it takes for a child to drown?     It takes this much…….. That’s right it only takes that much water in a pool, bathtub, nappy bucket, play pool, bucket, bin, beach, dam or any other source of water… Supporting the launch and sharing of this campaign The Samuel […]

Drowning prevention – Inflatable pool claims toddlers life

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

Inflatable pool claims the life of a toddler. Sadly another Australian toddler has lost their life to a drowning. Following a near drowning incident in an inflatable pool in Morpeth NSW on Friday, the 16 month old boys life support was switched off on Saturday and he passed away. Deciding to switch of your childs […]

An Ad with Impact – time to get a pool fence

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We just wanted to mention this AD with impact……. Children under four are over represented in drowning statistics.. so what better time to bring water safety to the attention of parents that when they are brand new and thinking about how fragile their children are… Midalia steel are manufacturers of pool fencing and their advertising […]

A day at the Races

Samuel Morris Foundation Charity Race Day (image by rogerbarker2 @ flickr)

The Annual Charity Race Day is on again… A day at the races is a perfect way to thoroughly enjoy yourself while you support the Samuel Morris Foundation. Share an afternoon of horse racing with your friends and colleagues, have a few drinks and participate in a range of activities to raise money to help […]

Feel like running?

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Do you feel like running (or walking) to help us raise funds? The City 2 Surf is fast approaching and we would love for you to join us on the day…. YOU can join people who are already raising funds for us by participating in the City 2 Surf… people like Tiffany and Jo from […]

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