Drowning Prevention Week 2021

Swimming is not only a lifesaving skill, it opens up a world for opportunities for fun and adventure at all ages. As millions of young people have missed out on the opportunity to gain this critical skill throughout 2020 and 2021, it is absolutely imperative to provide them with the opportunity to safely enjoy the […]

Leisure Industry: The future is smarter.

COVID-19 has flipped business models from physical-first to digital-first. The natural question is – What is the future of the Leisure Industry? Most importantly how can you future proof your businesses to not only safely return to the ‘old normal’ but achieve new efficiencies and excel customer expectations? As hotels, gyms and leisure centres are […]

Drowning Detection Systems – What are they and how can your pool benefit from them?

Per Sport England – “The term ‘drowning detection system’ (DDS) is used to describe electronic systems designed to assist and support lifeguards in drowning detection.” The term drowning detection is somewhat vague, as different systems utilise different technology to aid drowning detection – ranging from a simple CCTV solution to a bespoke solution marrying technology, […]

Active vs Passive Drowning: The Silent Threat

When we think of someone drowning, we imagine splashing water, struggled movements and cries for help – but unfortunately that’s not always the case, and passive drownings are often overlooked even by trained lifeguards. In 2010, around 175 teenage boys enjoyed a day of swimming at a local pool in Iowa, as part of an […]

Swimming During a Pandemic: Steps to make your visit safer

In the ‘New Normal’ we all seek to maintain some degree of normalcy through everyday activities like getting hair cuts, going to the pub or exercising. With lockdown restrictions eased many leisure centres have reopened their doors to the public, welcoming back swimmers after a long hiatus. Swimming is a great form of low impact […]

Drowning Prevention Information

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. Informational blogs on topics like Dry Drowning and Keeping Your Kids Safe At Home are excellent resources providing guidance and potentially life saving information. With the knowledge that a child can drown in as little as one inch of water, it is important that parents […]

Dry Drowning: How to keep your family safe this Summer

While we may not be able to visit the local pool or leisure centres with the family just yet, a small inflatable pool can be a great alternative to cool off this month. Between working from home and becoming impromptu teachers a carefree splash around is long overdue. In line with this year’s Drowning Awareness […]

SPSC supports Drowning Prevention Week

Drowning prevention week is fast approaching, created by the Royal Life Saving Society seven years ago, #DrowningPreventionWeek aims to raise awareness around drowning, and share lifesaving information with families and swimmers so you can enjoy the water safely and #BeALifesaver. The campaign has received an incredible amount of support over the years and with closures […]

Cold Water Shock: What Is It And How Can We Avoid It?

As part of the #DrowningPreventionWeek campaign, we at SPSC will be talking about cold water shock, the dangers, the signs and precautions to take, whilst swimming in nature. With safe swim venues closed, you may be tempted to head out into nature for a family outing and a swim. While open water swimming can be […]

Drowning Prevention Week: Pool Safety during Quarantine

With summer fast approaching, and public recreational activities postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, you may be looking for alternatives on how to keep your children busy and entertained. We have already talked about how paddling pools can be a great alternative to the public pool to cool off with the family, and the precautions that […]


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