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Only 48 Days Left To Book!

Book your team accommodation for the European Lifesaving 2015 at Swansea, GB now: Rooms for the Interclubs are limited and will be allocated strictly on first to reserve basis.

Only a 50% deposit needed until 1st June. You can book rooms now and confirm names later.

Save money - The location, quality and special inclusive prices are the best available!

Everything Your Team Needs Is Available Here - http://www.lifesaving2015.co.uk/accommodation

DLRG Drowning Statistics 2014: 392 People Drowned

In 2014, 392 people died from drowning in German waters, 54 less than the year before. More than half of the drownings occurred during the summer months from June to August. 197 men, women and children lost their lives at coastal and inland waters. 95 victims were recorded in the month of July alone.

Irish National website resource encouraging correct training for all aquatic activities

As part of Irish Water Safety’s activities for National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 15 – 21), a new website was launched on 20 May called www.safetyzone.ie that will encourage members of the public to train with registered training providers before engaging in aquatic activities.

The website will make it much easier to find training courses for swimming, surfing, sailing, rowing, paddling, diving, boating and angling.

An average of 135 people drown in Ireland every year and this year’s safety message will focus on the importance of receiving proper training before going in, on or near water.

Website: http://www.safetyzone.ie

European Maritime Day 2015

European Maritime Day is a platform welcoming Europe's growing maritime community to discuss, debate and exchange best practices.

European Maritime Day 2015 Piraeus will take place over 4 days (28 to 31 May 2015).

The Conference (28 and 29 May, Megaron Conference Center, Athens) will focus on ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth. Piraeus will also celebrate its maritime community directly on its coasts on 30 and 31 May.

Public happenings and networking events will take place in Piraeus.

http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en

Thu, 05/28/2015 to Sun, 05/31/2015

Australian Life Saving team for Rescue 2016

Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia have now released the Australian Life Saving Team’s Rescue 2016 Squad: