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2013 Water Safety Week
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Col Barney from Coast Guard Freycinet with their awardMonday, 11 November

The start of Water Safety Week 2013 provides an excellent opportunity to explore the range of safe water activities available around Tasmania.

Yachting, surf lifesaving, swimming, kayaking and canoeing are all activities on offer in Tasmania, so there is something for everyone, from the beach, to the yacht club and the local swimming pool.

Water Safety Week is a great example of our sport and recreation and other community organisations working closely with state and local governments in the best interests of the whole community.

The Tasmanian Government, through Sport and Recreation Tasmania, provides $30 000 each year to support the activities of the Tasmanian Water Safety Council.

The Tasmanian Water Safety Council encourages participation, and more importantly safe participation in water activities.

Two organisations today also received awards for their demonstrated commitment to increasing water safety: the Tasmanian Jet Sport Boating Club; and the Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Inc/Coast Guard Freycinet.

The two organisations were presented their awards by Ms Rebecca White MP and water safety campaigner Laurie Lawrence.

Further information about Water Safety Week can be found at:

Photo: Col Barney from Coast Guard Freycinet with their water safety award.

Phone:1 800 252 476

Sport and Recreation Tasmania – Hobart

22 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
GPO Box 646, HOBART TAS 7001

Sport and Recreation Tasmania – Launceston
55 Oakden Road, Prospect
PO Box 93, PROSPECT TAS 7250

Sport and Recreation Tasmania – Burnie
49-51 Cattley Road, Burnie
PO Box 647, BURNIE TAS 7320


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