*** GREY MEDALLION ***
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Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
Cnr Ocean Road & Waterport Road, HAYBOROUGH
Ph: 8210 4500 for additional information
The Grey Medallion program is a water safety and lifesaving skills initiative for older adults. It aims to encourage a healthy, independent, and active lifestyle through the development of essential skills in order to participate in aquatic recreation activities safely.
This practical program provides older adults with personal survival techniques, improved swimming skills, skills to deal with emergency situations and a thorough understanding of water safety knowledge in order to reduce the likelihood of drowning.
Did you know that Australians aged 55 and older make up a large proportion of the drowning statistics in Australia, and as the majority of the population is ageing this number continues to increase. The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report for 2015 shows that there were 89 fatal drownings aged 55 and older, which accounted for 33% of all drownings and deaths. Open water environments particularly rivers, creeks, and streams are a concern to this life stage and with the diversity of activities they are participating in, drowning prevention becomes a challenge.
For more information go to http://www.royallifesaving.com.au/programs/greymedallion
Check out a Grey Medallion in action https://youtu.be/jmaY5rMx48U
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