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Leisure & Culture Dundee is making waves with this year’s Drowning Prevention Week campaign

Olympia, Dundee will be making a splash this month when they take part in Drowning Prevention Week 2018

Drowning Prevention Week, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year run in partnership with the RNLI, will see a deluge of water safety activity flood the UK and Ireland from 15 – 25 June, 2018.

The national campaign aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water, and a host of free resources have been produced to help supporters promote water safety.

More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more have near drowning experiences, sometimes suffering life changing injuries.

Leisure & Culture Dundee says it is proud to play its part in trying to cut this number down, and will be offering free activities including Rookie Lifeguard taster sessions, Save a Baby and Child Workshops and Fun in the Atrium at Olympia on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 of June.

Lesley Hendry from Leisure and Culture Dundee said

 “It is so important to remind people to stay safe near water, especially at this high-risk time of the year. We are only too happy to be involved with Drowning Prevention Week.”

Di Steer, RLSS UK’s Chief Executive, said

 “We urge as many people as possible to take advantage of the activities run by Leisure and Culture Dundee, and learn what could be potentially lifesaving skills. We thank Leisure & Culture Dundee for getting involved with the campaign and for helping people learn the skills they need to stay safe and enjoy the water”.