The City of Wolverhampton Council is holding free water safety events at Wolverhampton's WV Active leisure centres as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the risks of accidental drowning.
The water safety events are in support of the Royal Life Saving Society UK's Drowning Prevention Week, which runs from 16 June to 26 June – and aims to reduce 400 accidental drownings reported in the UK every year.
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children in the UK, with 51 children under the age of ten losing their lives over the last five years.
The City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said:
“We are proud to be supporting the Royal Life Saving Society UK's Drowning Prevention Week campaign at our leisure centres.
“I'd like to encourage members of the public to get involved in these free events across the city, as it is important that everyone – young and old – can learn these potentially lifesaving skills.”
More information is available at WV Active.
Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors
Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors can advise those who suffer injury in swimming accidents caused by negligence on how to make a no win no fee claim for compensation – including swimming accidents which take place on package holidays or in England and Wales.
Claims for swimming accidents have to be made within three years – children can make personal injury claims up to the age of 21.
Duncan Lewis can advise on claims relating to swimming accidents which include poorly maintained swimming pools, public swimming pools, hotel swimming pools, school swimming classes, diving accidents, failure to provide lifeguards, sports accidents, drowning accidents and cryptosporidium infections.