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Facts & Figures

Research on drowning and near drowning
by Professor J Sibert & A. Kemp
Research on types of deaths in pools
by Professor J Sibert & Professor R A Lyons
Guide Available from ISRM
- see Useful Links page for contact details

DTI guide on Drownings in the Home & Garden

RoSPA Water Safety Fact Sheet

Department of Culture, Media and Sport


LifeSavers - The Royal Life Saving Society UK
Drowning statistics (once on website, click on 'Technical update's, then 'Drownings in the UK')

Text from paragraph 205 of Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools by the Health and Safety Executive.



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