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Water Safety Quiz

As we enter into our time where are our public swimming pools are closed, the majority of open water spaces are not guarded and protected by our trust lifeguards. That’s why it’s important for you to be aware of Australia’s water safety rules so you can be the step-in lifeguard for your family at all times, no matter the venue.

How much do you know about Australia’s water safety rules?

  • Question of

    How long does it take for an Adult to drown and a child?

    • 30 seconds for an adult but only 30 seconds for a child.
    • 40 seconds for an adult but only 20 seconds for a child.
    • 60 seconds for an adult but only 20 seconds for a child.
    • 20 seconds for an adult but only 60 seconds for a child.
  • Question of

    What are the 4 key actions to prevent a child from drowning?

    • Supervise, Restrict Access, Water Safety, and Rescue
    • Supervise, Restrict Access, Water Awareness, and Resuscitate
    • Supervise, Remove Access, Water Awareness, and Resuscitate
  • Question of

    Should you ever leave a toddler or baby in a bath alone?

    • Yes, if there is someone at the door.
    • Yes, if the phone is ringing.
    • Yes, if you forgot something in the other room.
    • No, never, not for any reason.
  • Question of

    How old do you have to be to swim on your own?

    • Royal Life Saving Australia recommends 16 years and older, however, if you’re visiting a local pool it is important to check with them first.
    • Royal Life Saving Australia recommends 18 years and older, however, if you’re visiting a local pool it is important to check with them first.
    • Royal Life Saving Australia recommends 12 years and older, however, if you’re visiting a local pool it is important to check with them first.
  • Question of

    In the 2019 Drowning Report for Australia, what percentage of the gender drownings?

    • 72% female, 28% male
    • 19% female, 81% male
    • 60% female, 40% male
    • 60% female, 40% male
  • Question of

    If a child is age 0-5 years old, what are the requirements for the adult to supervise?

    • An adult must be in arm’s reach and you should never leave the child alone in the water.
    • A child must be actively supervised by an adult.
    • An adult doesn’t need to be around, they can swim on their own.
  • Question of

    What are the supervision requirements for a child aged 11 to 16 years old?

    • An adult must be in arm’s reach and you should never leave the child alone in the water.
    • A child must be actively supervised by an adult.
    • An adult doesn’t need to be around, they can swim on their own.
  • Question of

    What does active supervision mean?

    • Be ready, focus your attention on the area the child is in, and be focused on everything in the area.
    • Be close, focus most of your attention on the child and be focused most of the time.
    • Be prepared, be close, focus all your attention on the child and be focused all of the time.
  • Question of

    In the 2019 National Drowning Report, what were the top 3 locations for drownings?

    • 1) River/ Creek/ Streams. 2) Beach. 3) Swimming Pools.
    • 1) Swimming Pools. 2) Beach. 3) River/ Creek/ Streams.
    • 1) Beach. 2) River/ Creek/ Streams. 3) Swimming Pools.
  • Question of

    How can I prevent my child from drowning at home?

    • Fence the pool/space with a four-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate.
    • Any equipment not related to the function of the pool/spa must be securely stored outside the pool area.
    • Regularly inspect your fence (once a month) using the Home Pool Safety Checklist from www.homepoolsafety.com.au.
    • All of the above.

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