News

Advice

Water Safety Advice to Keep You Safe this Christmas

Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to take extreme care when taking part in sponsored swims. Participants can be distracted by the occasion and take chances beyond what is acceptably safe and can be left without sufficient strength to climb out of the water due to the cold.…
Brett Preston
16th December 2014
Member Updates

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
Member Updates

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
Member Updates

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
Press Releases

IFSTA Fees Payable from 1st January 2014

The nations shall be divided into 2 categories with the following fees: Category A – Full Member: £350.00 Category A – Associate Member (50%): £175.00 Category B – Full Member: £100.00 Category B – Associate Member (50%): £50.00 Corresponding Member: £25.00 The following nations are included in the Category B…
Brett Preston
7th November 2013