The Summer Drowning Toll

Victoria is experiencing the highest summer drowning toll since 1997/8, the shocking summer of drowning deaths that stimulated changes to Victoria’s drowning prevention efforts and marked the start of the Play it Safe by the Water campaign.

Twenty-three people have …

AFRICAN AQUATIC AMBASSADORS

The Victorian aquatic industry welcomes two new African recruits into it’s ranks, with LSV multicultural ambassadors Abdullahi Mohammed and Nyaduoth Lok gaining employment. 

Somalian-born Abdullahi now works as a lifeguard at Coburg Leisure Centre and educates school children as an …

HELPING VULNERABLE SWIMMERS

Victoria’s vulnerable swimmers are being helped by a range of new initiatives this season, as news of the 2018/19 Victorian summer drowning toll reaches 20, marking the worst start to summer for almost 15 years.

A ‘Vulnerable Swimmers Research’ project …

THINK PINK

Female lifesavers were celebrated at the annual Pink Zinc Patrol, highlighting the inspirational women making their mark in all facets of lifesaving in Victoria.

Beaches were turned pink on Sat 5th January as all-female patrols ran at Point Lonsdale …