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water safety

Advice

Free Water Safety Booklet for Children

STA UK, the founding member of IFSTA, has created a new, free-to-download water safety booklet to help teach children all around the world—and their families—about the importance of staying safe in and around different water environments this summer.
Ryan Coleman
31st July 2019
Advice

Public at Risk This Bank Holiday Weekend Due to Full Moon

On Friday there will be a full moon and and consequent spring tides which will leave the public exposed to stranding around our coastline and strong rip currents this weekend. August is the most popular month for outdoor swimming and aquatic activities prompting Irish Water Safety's appeal to swim at…
Ryan Coleman
29th July 2015
Advice

Beware of High Tides Caused by the Full Moon

The warm weather has brought many people out to enjoy the seaside and coastal walks, however the CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech is warning the public that there is a full moon tomorrow 2nd of July which is causing high spring tides which poses a higher risk of…
Ryan Coleman
1st July 2015
Member Updates

114 Drowned in 2014, 23 More than 2013

79% were male; six were children aged 14 and under; appeal - "Teach children how to stay safe near water." Today's release by Irish Water Safety of the drowning statistics for 2014 reflects the importance of uninterrupted child supervision and an appeal for people to take training before pursuing aquatic…
Ryan Coleman
24th June 2015
Member Updates

Irish National Water Safety Awareness Week 2015

Know the drowning risks to avoid summer tragedy To mark National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 15th - 21st), Irish Water Safety is appealing to teachers in our 3,500 primary schools to give the 500,000 children the vital information they need before the summer holidays. People drown silently, quickly and…
Ryan Coleman
17th June 2015
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.…
Ryan Coleman
16th December 2014