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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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Kids Alive at Tasman Regatta

Kids Alive at Tasman Regatta

By on January 27, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

On Saturday 23rd January, water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence and one of the Kids Alive costume characters Lifesaver Lil attended the Tasman Regatta at Nubeena. Laurie spent the morning with Royal Lifesaving Tasmania, who had an education tent set up for the day to share water safety messages with the local community. Laurie, Lifesaver Lil […]

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Barossa Park YMCA wellness centre

Barossa Park YMCA wellness centre

By on January 25, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

On Monday the 25th of January water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence visited the Barossa Park YMCA wellness centre.   The brand new facility has only been opened for 2 weeks and locals are already enjoying recreation and fitness opportunities.   The centre includes a 25 metre lap pool and a specifically designed programs pool for learn to […]

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Swim Tips for Parents

Swim Tips for Parents

By on January 21, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Swimming lessons are a vital part of water safety education. Recently many parents have expressed their concern at not being able to afford or access formal lessons in their local area. Learn to swim expert Laurie Lawrence has put together his top swim tips to help parents in this situation. Laurie said “children can learn […]

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Kids Alive visits Royal Life Saving Tasmania

Kids Alive visits Royal Life Saving Tasmania

By on January 21, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Passionate Water Safety advocate Laurie Lawrence will be at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre on Friday 22nd January speaking to swimming teachers, parents and children about the importance of being safe in and around water. Drowning remains the leading preventable cause of death in children under five nationally. Royal Life Saving Tasmania General Manager, Mel […]

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Kids Alive Costume Characters

Kids Alive Costume Characters

By on January 18, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Thanks to the Australian Government, Kids Alive has 15 new costume characters to share with the community to help raise awareness on water safety. This strategy builds on the highly successfully water safety pack for early learners which is used in early learning centres and swim schools throughout Australia. Kids Alive has distributed more than […]

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