Gates are the Weakest Link – A Message from Laurie Lawrence
Last year, 12 toddlers lost their lives in swimming pool incidents.
Source: Royal Life Saving national Drowning Report 2018
It breaks my heart every time I hear of a toddler drowning in a backyard pool. Each drowning is a family tragedy, and it’s the reason I now spend my life promoting water safety.
Many years ago my Kids Alive program joined forces with D&D to highlight the importance of pool gate safety. Together we have done great things, and, with the assistance of other businesses, we’ve all greatly contributed to public awareness.
Gates are the Weakest Link
Don’t compromise on pool gate safety. Install latches and hinges you can trust, and maintain the gate regularly.
Our Kids Alive points are:
- Fence the pool
- Shut the gate
- Teach your kids to swim… it’s great
- Supervise – watch your mate, and
- Learn how to resuscitate
Most of you know the gate is the weakest link, and this is where D&D comes in with its superb, Aussie-made MagnaLatch and TruClose hinges.
Can you imagine how many toddlers’ lives have been saved by the introduction of the MagnaLatch!?
Let’s all have family fun this summer by ensuring all pool gates carry only the best hardware.
Laurie Lawrence, former Australian Olympic Swim Coach and water safety ambassador
CLICK HERE to download a Pool Safety Checklist.
For information on how you can get yourself a MagnaLatch gate latch, enquire HERE or contact the aquatics team on 08 9345 2233 Option 4.