Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to supervise my child in the pool constantly?
A. Yes. Tragically, many drowning deaths occur in the few seconds that parents are distracted. Active supervision means your child is being continually watched by you or an appropriate adult. If the child is under five years of age or a non-swimmer you should be within arms’ reach of them at all times.
Supervision should be constant, not the occasional glance whilst you read a book or relaxing. Regardless of what you are doing, always Keep Watch when children are in, on or around water. Take your child with you whenever you leave the swimming pool or bathtub. Never under any circumstances leave them alone!
Q: Can young children be left in the supervision of older children?
Q: Should my child use flotation aides?
Q. Why are children under five at such a high risk of drowning?
Q: Do I need a pool fence?
Q: Are there legal requirements for pool fencing?
Q: What are my responsibilities if I am a tenant in a property with a swimming pool?
Q: I have a backyard swimming pool. What are some of the safety issues I need to consider?
Q: How can I learn resuscitation?
- Keep Watch
- Home Pool Safety
- Swim and Survive
State and Territory Activities
- ACT Primary Schools Program
- ACT Ministers Swim and Survive Certificate
- ACT Swim for Life Program
- ACT First Aid @ Home
- NT Water Safety Strategy 2012-2016
- NT Water Safety Week 2016
- NT Sunday Lifesaving Program
- NT Sunday Infant Aquatics
- NT Water Safety Awareness Program
- NT VACSWIM Program
- TAS AQUAVATE Conference
- Respect the River
- The Talk - For Over 55s
- Make It Safe - Portable Pool Safety
- Changed Swimming Pool Laws - Be Pool Safe
- Sinkers #DontDrinkAndSink
- Bronze Medallion
- Grey Medallion
- Community Development