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Water safety lesson

Aimed at raising awareness of water safety in young people  aged between 11 and 19, this lesson plan covers the following;

  • The dangers of cold water shock

  • How to identify hazards

  • How to make safer choices in and near the water

Cold water shock causes a number of fatalities every year as young people – even those who are strong swimmers – aren't aware of the effect that it can have on their ability to swim in open water. On a warm day, the temperature of the water in a reservoir, quarry or lake can remain very cold and the shock of cold water creates a physical response that can make it more difficult to swim, and can even cause death.

Latest Update :
07 July 2016
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