SportSG committed to boosting pool safety

SportSG operates 26 ActiveSG swimming complexes, including the Tampines Swimming Complex at Our Tampines Hub (above), and employs 260 full-time and 160 part-time lifeguards. Their guidelines include not switching on personal audio equipment and not leavin
SportSG operates 26 ActiveSG swimming complexes, including the Tampines Swimming Complex at Our Tampines Hub (above), and employs 260 full-time and 160 part-time lifeguards. Their guidelines include not switching on personal audio equipment and not leaving duty points without permission.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

National agency to enhance preventive measures, after lapses that led to death of 6-year-old girl

The near-drowning and subsequent death of a six-year-old girl and last Tuesday's court inquiry that highlighted lapses from her swimming coach and the two lifeguards present have further strengthened Sport Singapore's resolve to enhance measures to prevent such occurrences in future, its chief executive Lim Teck Yin said.

In a statement to The Sunday Times, Mr Lim said pool safety requires a multi-pronged approach involving everyone - coaches, lifeguards and swimmers themselves - and "we are committed to providing a safe environment for our people to enjoy their active lifestyle".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline 'SportSG committed to boosting pool safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe