Matt Welsh, Austswim urge water safety education this summer

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Paramedics treated nine people in one day last week for swimming-related injuries, including one near drowning in the Yarra River.

According to Ambulance Victoria four adults, four teenagers and a child were taken to hospital after separate incidents at various beaches and the Yarra on Sunday, January 17.

The incidents follow a warning from peak water safety organisation Austswim that safety was more than just an ability to swim laps.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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