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BAND TOGETHER FOR WATER SAFETY

 

 

KNOW THE FLAGS. KNOW WHERE AND WHEN IT IS SAFE TO SWIM.


Follow these simple tips and enjoy every minute together on our beautiful beaches, rivers and lakes.

1

Children Love THE Water So Teach Them These Lessons.

2.

Swim within your depth. Stay within your depth.

3.

Swim at Lifeguarded waterways, listed on our main site.

4.

Always wear a lifejacket when on or near the water.

 

5.

Alcohol is a factor in 1/3 of drownings. Don't mix it with water activities.

 
 
 

JUST IN TIME

In a series of heartfelt films, brave rescuers tell their stories to highlight the many and often unexpected ways people find themselves in difficulty in water.

 
 
 

If you see someone in difficulty, these simple steps may save a life:

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SHOUT

Shout to the casualty and encourage them to shore. This may orientate them just enough.

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REACH

Reach out with a long object such a branch or a piece of clothing but do not enter the water yourself.

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THROW

Throw a ringbuoy or any floating object and call 112 for the coast guard.