Watch Around Water Week

lifeguard and parent holding hands with a little boy next to a swimming pool 

With record numbers of people visiting our public swimming pools, parental supervision of young children visiting these facilities is extremely important. 

Watch Around Water Week occurs at the start of summer each year, to remind the public of this important message during the busiest time of year. Aquatic centres throughout WA take part in promoting Watch Around Water Week to their local communities by undertaking a range of activities throughout the week. The program has been embraced by the WA aquatics industry and has led to greater awareness within the community. 

How can you get involved?

It's not just at the start of summer that the message needs to be communicated. We encourage all Watch Around Water centres to promote the program's safe supervision messages throughout the year as well.

If your aquatic centre is having an open day, a swim school enrolment day or other event, that’s a perfect opportunity to promote the Watch Around Water message. Some promotional ideas include colouring competitions, barbecues, family fun days and raffles:

Run a colouring competition for children visiting the pool - we can provide you with Watch Around Water colouring-in pictures

Supervision Incentive Raffle - reward parents who are actively supervising their children at the pool by giving them a raffle ticket to enter a prize draw 

Community Event/Promotion - have a water safety display at your next aquatic event, or at a promotion at local community groups or schools, movie nights, pool discos etc.

We can provide resource packs to support you in the planning and promotion of your Watch Around Water activities. 

You can download our resource order form at the link below.

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If you have any questions about the Watch Around Water program please complete the form below and our team will get in touch with you!

Watch Around Water Launch Events

Tony Head and Lauren Nimmo at a Watch Around Water Week Launch Event

Royal Life Saving WA holds an official launch event each year for Watch Around Water Week.

Stay tuned for this year's launch event details!

Watch Around Water program

Watch Around Water logo Learn more about the Watch Around Water program at the link below.

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Walter the Watch Dog

Walter the Watch Dog - mascot for the Watch Around Water program

The Watch Around Water mascot, our furry friend and lifeguard Walter the Watch Dog!