May 14, 2015

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 […]

Near Drowning – Good news stories or fuelling public misconception ?


Drowning / Near Drowning a horror start to 2012 Around the country since the start of 2012 children have lost their lives in backyard swimming pools, baths, rivers and dams around the country and there have been numerous near drowning incidents. The NSW Ambulance service alone has reported that they have responded to 54 near […]

Spreading the drowning prevention message

image by BigTallGuy @ flickr

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 […]

Renewed inflatable pool warning following toddler near drowning

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

      Renewed warning on inflatable / temporary pools following near drowning – Western Sydney   Key points   2 year old boy hospitalised after a near drowning in Airds – Western Sydney Near Drowning occurs in temporary pool Renewed call for vigilance around requirements for fencing of inflatable /temporary pools Renewed call for […]

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

38810_BESTADS MID Pool Fence

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 broken pool gate cost a life

The George Family - A broken gate resulted in the near drowning and subsequent death of their son Kaine

Journalist Barbara Messer contacted the Samuel Morris Foundation looking to write a story on a child drowning.  Karen George showed great courage in being willing to share her story about the tragic events surrounding the near drowning, hospitalisation and subsequent death of her son Kaine. Kaine’s story and that of the George Family appeared in […]

Queensland Pool Safety Laws come into effect today


The second round of changes to Queenslands pool safety legislation come into effect today (1 December 2010). After making submissions to the Queensland Government throughout the Queensland reform process, the Samuel Morris Foundation welcomes the commencement of these new laws. The Samuel Morris Foundation will continue it’s contribution to pool safety in Qld through our […]

Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids

Protect your pool A5 Flyer

Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids The Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids project is a partnership between the Samuel Morris Foundation, Kidshealth at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead and the Swimming Pool and Spa Association with funding from Shell’s Clyde Refinery, this project continues the Samuel Morris Foundations commitment to drowning prevention and awareness. […]

Re: Saved by a $12 swimming lesson

Get your children swimming, it could save their life (photo by albertopveiga @flickr)

The story below (in italics) by Kathy Sundstrum appeared in the Sunshine Coast Daily… This is a really positive story about the impact that teaching a child appropriate water safety skills can have on helping to protect their lives AND the importance of Supervision, and I encourage you all to read the story for exactly those […]

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