Invite to dive in for safety

TWEED Regional Aquatic Centre will host an Active Family Fun Day next weekend to promote water safety among children and adults.

The aquatic centre's duty manager, Jeff Collier, said children and parents would be able to take part in a fun program of water safety activities on Sunday, October 18 from 11am until 2pm.

“The Active Family Fun Day offers a great opportunity for children and parents to experience the importance of water safety and physical activity,” Mr Collier said.

He said the family fun day was supported by the Royal Life Saving Society Australia and Uncle Tobys.

“The day is an initiative of Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) designed to encourage healthy, active, fun participation in an aquatic environment,” Mr Collier said.

“Two members of the life saving society from Coffs Harbour will be on hand to help out on Sunday.”

Bronze medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Cate Campbell is an ambassador for Uncle Tobys living in Brisbane currently and will be in Murwillumbah for the day to support the event and help out with the activities.

“There will be simple games for kids and educating parents about the Life Saving Society's Keep Watch campaign,” Mr Collier said.

“The exciting day not only features a variety of fun games and activities but also the chance to win a lucky door prize.”

Activities will include noodles races, a relay with Cate Campbell, resuscitation demonstrations and a water slide relay.

The Royal Life Saving Society supports events around Australia to promote safe aquatic activities for children and adults.

Free entry to the aquatic centre on Tumbulgum Road in Murwillumbah between 11am and 2pm.

For more information phone: (02) 6670 2750.



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