April Pools Day


Poolwerx have teamed up Australian Red Cross for April Pools Day, a nationwide campaign giving FREE online CPR courses from Red Cross between 1-15 April.

With Australians spending more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in their backyards, there’s never been a more important time to learn CPR, especially for pool owners and parents.

To equip more people with these lifesaving skills, April Pools Day is giving FREE online CPR training from Australian Red Cross, valued at $49 to the first 4,000 individuals to sign up. This first aid course takes only 30 minutes to complete and covers topics including basic life support, saving lives, the recovery position and bleeding/minor injuries.

A child is 4 times more likely to survive a drowning incident if their parents know CPR. Sign up now, it could save a life.  


Registrations Now Closed

Registrations are now closed for April Pools Day 2021.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this initiative. Don’t forget you have until 30th April to complete your FREE online CPR course.

We surveyed people across Australia, and the statistics are alarming

April Pools Day Statistic Poolwerx

April Pools Day Statistic Poolwerx

April Pools Day Statistic Poolwerx

Learn the basics of CPR

Laurie Lawrence, alongside his daughter Emma, have put together step-by-step instructional videos on how to administer CPR. These videos are a fantastic start to learning how to administer CPR on children and adults.

How to perform CPR on a Child

How to perform CPR on Adults

April Pools Day

What is April Pools Day?

April Pools Day is a partnership between Poolwerx and Australian Red Cross to promote the importance of CPR training around the nation.

Every April we team up to provide free online CPR training to parents and pool owners to educate more people on this lifesaving skill.

April Pools Day is no joke. We encourage everyone to get online and learn CPR training!

This safety initiative is also supported by Kids Alive.

Kids Alive - Do the Five Program

Knowing how to resuscitate in an emergency is vital. But it’s easier to prevent a drowning occurring in the first place. That’s why Poolwerx is a proud supporter of Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive – Do the Five program.

By reinforcing five simple steps, the program’s goal is to reduce the number of drownings in Australia to zero:

  1. Fence the pool
  2. Shut the gate
  3. Teach your kids to swim – it’s great!
  4. Supervise – watch your mate
  5. Learn how to resuscitate


Would you know what to do if this happened in your pool?

Teaching your kids to swim, learning CPR and supervising them at all times are key ways you can reduce drowning risk. It’s also important to regularly check your pool surrounds to ensure pool gates, latches and fences and check there are no objects around the fence perimeter.

Download our Pool Safety Checklist

Did you know drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death to children under five in Australia? Each week, on average, one child drowns.

We partner with the Kids Alive community service program to provide education on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.

Together with us, you can make a difference. Download your Pool Safety Checklist today!

Download Checklist

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April Pools Day Partners

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Australian Red Cross

Our April Pools Day training partner, is a leading provider of first aid training and is passionate about skilling as many people as possible in lifesaving CPR.

Visit the Australian Red Cross Website

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Kids Alive

Kids Alive In 1988 to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program. The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.

Visit the Kids Alive Website

Important information about FREE CPR courses

Terms and Conditions

  1. The free online course is only available to the first 4,000 people to register.
  2. Registrations for the course will be on offer between 1-15 April, 2021 or once the allocation is reached. Following registration, you will be sent a link which will allow you to access the online course until April 30 2021. The online course cannot be sold or redeemed for money.

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