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Better is making waves with this year’s Drowning Prevention Week campaign.


Better, Morton Leisure Centre will be making a splash this month when they take part in Drowning Prevention Week 2019.


Drowning Prevention Week, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year run in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England, will see a deluge of water safety activity flood the UK and Ireland from 14 - 24 June, 2019.


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, that’s one every 10 hours, and many more suffer injury, sometimes lifechanging, through non- fatal drowning experiences.


RLSS UK’s Director of Education, Mike Dunn, said: “Most people are surprised to learn that you are more likely to die from drowning than you are from being hit by a car or in a fire. We urge as many people as possible to take advantage of the activities run by Better and learn what could be potentially lifesaving skills. We thank Better for getting involved with the campaign, and for helping people learn the skills they need to stay safe and enjoy the water”.


For mor information contact Better Morton Leisure Centre by telephone on 01228 401591or by email at morton.lc@gll.org