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Water Safety (Pools)


Child Drowning Injuries in NZ


children die every year after a drowning event.


are hospitalised every year


year old kids are most at risk.

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  • Ages 0-2 years: Always maintain hand contact with babies and stay within sight and reach of your child in the bath.
  • Ages 1-5 years: Stay within sight and reach of your child when in, on and around water.
  • Actively supervise your kids when they are in, on and around water.
  • Use four-sided pool fencing with a self-closing, self-latching gate.

For more safety tips, visit the Water Safety NZ and WaterSafe Auckland websites.

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