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Lifeguards Rescued 413 Irish Swimmers Last Month

The CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, is urging the public to use the Local Authority manned lifeguarded bathing places to ensure there are no more swimming tragedies this summer. Please take heed of advice given by the lifeguards and supervise your children, as lifeguards are not baby sitters.…
Brett Preston
6th August 2014
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91 Drowned in 2013, the Lowest Since 1936

75% were male; Half were adults aged 30-59 60%: accidents; 20%: suicides; 20%: undetermined Irish Water Safety (IWS) has appealed to the public to stay vigilant around water and not to become another drowning statistic. This appeal comes in the wake of IWS drowning statistics for 2013 which recorded 91…
Brett Preston
15th July 2014
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People-Plunge for Zero Drownings in 2014

On January 1st 2014 the national annual drowning statistics are reset to zero. Every year, an average of 140 people die in tragic preventable drownings and in one particularly tragic ten day period in the summer of 2013 a total of twelve people drowned nationwide. As a mark of remembrance…
Brett Preston
6th January 2014
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National Surf Lifesaving Championship 2013

Clare Lifesafers Dominate National Surf Lifesaving Championships and Take the President's Trophy for the Three in a Row at Curracloe Beach, Co Wexford, Sat 14th September 2013. Competitors at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships had their skills and stamina tested in events that simulated emergency rescue scenarios in glorious sunshine…
Brett Preston
30th September 2013
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IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region Sharing

Backing onto the ASCTA Convention 2013 in Australia, the opportunity was taken to get IFSTA CEO Roger Millward and STA Operations Director Theo Millward together with IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region Members to share ideas and update on developments. IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region President Ross Gage chaired the Meeting, which included Malaysia’s May…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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From China to Scotland

We’re not sure if there is a record for a distance that a candidate has travelled to an STA course, but travelling all the way from China to Scotland to attend a four-day Baby and Pre-school course must be up there, being a 10,000 mile round-trip! Peng Chen and his wife TianTian…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013