Drowning Prevention Week 16-26 June 2017
Published on 28 June 2017 by Sarah Dunne
Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and is running between 16 – 26 June 2017.
One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning.
By spreading water safety advice far and wide, Drowning Prevention Week aims to teach people how to stay safe near water.
The campaign encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to promote water safety through events, lessons, games and activities in a bid to make people more aware of the dangers of water.