Volunteers needed for mermaid tail research

11 October 2017

Royal Life Saving Society WA's research team is conducting a project for the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) on the popular aquatic swim toys, mermaid tails and monofins.

There has been some concern that the toys can be a drowning risk, as they may affect a child's ability to swim. In order to conclusively discover the impact these toy's have on a child's swimming ability we are inviting parents to assist us by registering their child to take part in our research.

The research will involve children, aged 2 - 12 years, taking part in swimming activities under the watchful eye of a qualified swim instructor. Each child's swimming ability will be assessed with and without the mermaid tail or monofin.

The research will be conducted at Balga Leisurepark on Saturday 28th October, with sessions available from 1:30 - 2:30pm, 2:45 - 3:45pm and 4:00 - 5:00pm. Entry is free and each family taking part will receive a thank you gift.

If you would like to get involved please contact us at the link below.

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