Drowning Prevention Week

14 - 24th June 2019

With summer fast approaching, teaching your family to be safe near water becomes increasingly important.

Latest stats show that 56 children under the age of 11 years old drowned in the UK in the last 5 years, with more than 300 people accidentally drowning every year.

And for every drowning death that occurs, there are more than 10 near drownings, with many of these leading to life changing injuries

We are supporting RLSS UK’s Drowning Prevention Week campaign, running from 14-24 June, to help put water safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind in the lead up to summer, a high-risk time of year for drowning.

Donate to Royal Life Saving Society

We'll be raising money for the Royal Life Saving Society, if you'd like to donate please click here: justgiving.com/fundraising/ohlc-dpw-19.

Water Safety Poster Competition

Design your own water safety poster for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! We’ll also choose a number of entries to display around to the centre.

Entries must be submitted on the official entry form (download here) before 1/07/2019. Return your entry either by post to the below address or hand your entry in at reception.

Postal entries:
Drowning Prevention Week Competition, Oulder Hill Leisure Complex, Hudsons Walk, Rochdale, OL11 5EF


  • 1st Prize = 6 months free swimming for one.
  • 2nd Prize = 3 months free swimming for one.
  • 3rd Prize = 1 months free swimming for one.
Note, winners will receive an account in their name that entitles the winner to swim for free for the designated time. This can’t be shared by multiple people but the prize may be gifted to another person at the start of the prize period.

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