The 2012 Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day – 17 March 2012, Montgomerie Links, Danang.
See our press release here. Click onto poster to enlarge for full details
Last year, 2011. What happened at the Inaugural Swing to Swim last year?
12,500 Child Drownings Each Year in Vietnam
In 2001, UNICEF conducted a study in Vietnam and found that, each year, there were 12,500 child (under 15 years) drownings. Expressed another way, that’s the equivalent of one child drowning every 20 minutes during daylight hours which makes the water even more dangerous than Vietnam’s notorious roads.
In Australia, the situation is very different. Children learn to swim at a very early age. Swimming is a fantastic recreational activity with family holidays always planned around the beach. It’s also a sport that Australia is highly regarded at the international level.