Let’s be clear about drowning and non-fatal drowning!


Today a post appeared in the online version of Woman’s Day referring to a child almost dying in her sleep and referring to a “delayed drowning”… Firstly we must say that we are glad that Harper Svilicic has made a full recovery, and we are grateful for her mothers efforts to raise awareness…. However, it is […]

Media Release: NSW Govt decision continues to risk children’s lives

Child kept outside pool by a correctly installed pool fence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 26 February 2015 NSW Government delay to implementation of Pool Safety Regulations for Sale and Lease of property continue to put childrens lives at risk Samuel Morris Foundation Managing Director, Michael Morris, said “Today the NSW Government announced a delay to the implementation of provisions requiring a certificate of compliance for […]

What drowning really looks like; A first hand account


Despite research and some good media around previous posts about what drowning really looks like, it is a sad reality that most people simply don’t know. It is easy to talk about what drowning looks like from an observers point of view. However, one journalist recently experienced her own scare while at a public pool with […]

Non-fatal drowning incident serves as a reminder as the weather warms up


  As the weather warms up so too does the rate of fatal and non-fatal drowning. While drowning is a year round concern for young children the warmer months of the year are the peak period as the water becomes more and more attractive to children and family events begin to revolve around back yard […]