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Rural populations ‘over-represented’ in drowning statistics, tailored strategies needed in the bush




Learn-to-swim courses are too city-centric and should be more tailored to reduce the drowning risk in rural Queensland, a swim club says.

The Secretary of the Alpha Amateur Swimming Club, Danielle Taylor, says a geographic-specific approach for swimmers and swim teachers is a vital missing link in drowning prevention strategies in Australia.


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