Keep Watch Program

Water is a fun and enjoyable environment for children. Time spent in the water assists in a child's physical and intellectual development. The ability to safely enjoy the water benefits us throughout life. Positive experiences begin from birth - bath time is the ideal introduction to the aquatic experience. Parents and carers can encourage children to feel comfortable in the water by playing and making bath time fun.

What is Keep Watch?

Keep Watch is a public education program of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, aimed at preventing drowning deaths of children in all aquatic locations. There are four main strategies of the Keep Watch Program that parents and cares of children are encouraged to undertake to prevent children from drowning.

Keep Watch Strategies

  • Supervise your child
  • Provide barriers to water locations
  • Familiarise your child with water
  • Learn resuscitation

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If your Child is under the age of 6 years or a non swimmer an Adult MUST be in the water with them, and within arm's reach at all times.

Please Note: Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.