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Red Cross supports April Pools Day CPR awareness campaign.

With 75% of parents admitting they are not confident they have the CPR skills to save a life, education and CPR training is vital.

Held throughout April 2018, the goal of the April Pools Day campaign is to encourage Australians to get serious about learning CPR. This year, Australian Red Cross has once again partnered with Poolwerx and is offering a free online introductory CPR courses that could help save lives.

Almost half of drownings in children under the age of five occur in swimming pools. That’s why it is absolutely vital parents have this skill, as a child is four times more likely to survive if given CPR.

April Pools Day aims to make it easy for people to update their CPR skills by giving them a refresher course on the basic skills for resuscitating babies, young children and adults and the course can be done online, in the comfort of your own home. 

People wishing to complete the free online CPR course can visit any Poolwerx store throughout Australia between April 3 and 30 and they will be provided with a code word they can use to redeem a voucher for the free course.

For more information about this important campaign, jump over to and help us prevent child drownings.