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Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers.
Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.
Always swim under supervision.
Read and obey the signs.
If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifesaver.
Don’t swim directly after a meal.
Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Never run or dive in the water. Even if you have checked before. Water conditions can change.
If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance.
Use 15+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.
Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.
Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Surf Lifesaving Clubs have Emergency Callout teams who can be tasked outside of patrolling hours to assist with incidents along out coastline but remember the best way to stay safe is to always swim at a patrolled beach and between the red and yellow flags
If you need help dial 000
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