Closed petition Water safety/drowning prevention & effects of cold water to be taught in schools
In 2016 we saw the launch of the first ever water safety strategy in the UK which aims to reduce water related fatalities by 50% by 2026. Collaboration, awareness, education and prevention are the main focuses.
Like many others i learned the hard way my 1st born son lost his life swimming in open water aged 13. The 1st time I heard the words "cold water shock" was when I was looking up how my physically fit son could have died. I started visiting schools in my son's memory to teach the dangers in & around open water my son was not alone in not knowing the dangers in fact he was part of a majority. This needs to change water safety/ drowning prevention needs to be a part of our national curriculum now!
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