Royal Life Saving WA collaborates with RAC to promote water safety

14 April 2022

Over the last few months, Royal Life Saving WA has been working with RAC Parks & Resorts to develop a range of resources to promote water safety in their holiday parks and resorts across Western Australia. 

father and young daughter on holidayFilming took place in March of this year, with four water safety videos developed to educate those holidaying with their families about essential water safety messages. These messages include supervising children, always wearing a lifejacket, avoiding alcohol around water, and never swimming alone. The videos also feature seven-time World Number One Women’s Marathon Swimmer Shelley Taylor-Smith, who is a passionate advocate for water safety. 

As we move into the Easter holiday season, RAC Parks & Resorts – being a major provider of holiday accommodation across WA – has an active role in encouraging guests to follow safety advice around water. Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to drown while on holidays, with more than 33% of drownings in Australia occurring more than 50km from people’s homes. The videos aim to promote water safety amongst all holiday visitors to ensure everyone can safely enjoy our waterways. 

Royal Life Saving WA CEO Peter Leaversuch has been a major driver for the collaboration, recognising that for everyone to be able to enjoy WA waterways, we need to understand the different safety aspects that apply to different aquatic environments we may encounter.

“Western Australian families love spending time around water on holiday. It’s easy to relax and let your guard down while holidaying, but we can’t relax when it comes to water safety,” said Mr Leaversuch. “It’s been great to collaborate with RAC Parks & Resorts in their efforts to ensure all visitors have a fun and safe time while visiting their parks around WA.” 

family playing in the pool at a holiday parkThe videos, released during the April school holidays, will be shared with visitors to RAC’s nine Parks and Resorts in iconic Western Australian locations, from Broome’s Cable Beach in the north to Esperance in the south. 

Royal Life Saving WA is proud to present this collaboration with RAC Parks & Resorts, and we hope that everyone uses the available resources to act responsibly around water these Easter holidays. 

Follow the link below to find more information about water safety while on holiday.

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