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APRIL POOLS DAY 2019

APRIL POOLS DAY 2019

By on March 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments

MONDAY APRIL 1 2019 Register now for your free online CPR course – it could help you save a life. Kids Alive is once again getting behind the April Pools Day campaign, held throughout April 2019, to encourage Australians to learn the lifesaving skill of CPR. Our partner Poolwerx has teamed with Australian Red Cross […]

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Make your backyard swim safe this Australia Day – nominate a ‘Responsible Pool Person’

Make your backyard swim safe this Australia Day – nominate a ‘Responsible Pool Person’

By on January 22, 2019 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Despite widespread publicity and community warnings about drowning, more than 50 Aussies have lost their lives to drowning incidents over the summer period. As we get ready to celebrate Australia Day, my partner Poolwerx and I are calling on party organisers to nominate a ‘Responsible Pool Person’ to watch over swimmers in backyard pools. 12 […]

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Kids Alive Education Resources

Kids Alive Education Resources

By on September 1, 2018 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

We have some very exciting news. The Kids Alive – Do the Five Team is releasing an online professional development opportunity for Early Childhood Educators. LINK Water safety education is vital for all young children. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children under 5 in Australia. Unfortunately, many more children will experience […]

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Learn 2 Swim Week 2018

Learn 2 Swim Week 2018

By on August 24, 2018 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

We’re back bigger and better than ever in its fourth year – Learn2Swim Week 2018 will be held throughout the country from October 2 – 9. The goal of this important water safety initiative, which is proudly supported by Kids Alive, is to give every child under five the chance to experience learning to swim […]

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April Pools Day 2018

April Pools Day 2018

By on March 15, 2018 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

For the third year in a row, Kids Alive is lending its support to April Pools Day. Held throughout April 2018, the goal of the April Pools Day campaign is to encourage Australians to get serious about learning CPR. This year, our partner Poolwerx has teamed with Australian Red Cross to offer free online CPR […]

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Toddler drownings in backyard pools: gates are the major problem

Toddler drownings in backyard pools: gates are the major problem

By on January 30, 2017 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Faulty gates are the major cause of toddler drownings in backyard pools in Australia according to Kids Alive founder Laurie Lawrence. Kids Alive is a drowning prevention organisation founded by Lawrence following his retirement as an Australian Olympic swimming coach almost 30 years ago. Says Lawrence: “While we advocate our ‘Do The Five’, which is […]

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Learn to Swim Week 2016

Learn to Swim Week 2016

By on July 14, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Grow your business with Learn to Swim Week! Once again Laurie Lawrence and Kids Alive are proud supporters of Learn to Swim Week.   This campaign is a great way to drive new enquiries through the door by signing on to the third annual Learn to Swim Week held 24 September – 2 October 2016. […]

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April Pools Day

April Pools Day

By on March 31, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with 1 Comment

Water safety is no joke on April Pools Day In response to an alarming increase in the number of drownings in Australia, a coalition of like-minded organisations has pooled their resources to launch April Pools Day, a campaign squarely targeted at increasing CPR-preparedness in the community. John O’Brien, CEO and founder of Poolwerx, the architects […]

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Kids Alive Water Safety Pack Evaluation

Kids Alive Water Safety Pack Evaluation

By on March 16, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Thank you to those Swim Schools who participated in the evaluation of the Kids Alive water safety pack. Professor Robyn Jorgensen from the University of Canberra has summarised the key findings of the research. Key Findings There is unequivocal support for the Kids Alive water safety pack. At the completion of the survey, respondents were […]

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Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre

By on February 22, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Laurie Lawrence visited the Seymour Sports and Aquatic centre on Monday to push his Kids Alive – do the five water safety message. Laurie was accompanied by his daughter Emma, Granddaughter Harper Reid 3, and Boo the Alien. Instructors and the general public were treated to a practical demonstration and observation of swimming and water […]

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