Australia Swims is the chance get into the water and have a go this summer, but with the rising heat Australia’s favourite beaches to cool off will be overwhelmed with visitors over the coming months.
Surf Life Saving Australia takes water safety seriously and are urging the public to stay safe when they are around water. Everyday lifesavers rescue 30 people and every hour conduct 451 preventative actions, so whilst they are trained and at the ready to assist if necessary, below are five simple beach safety messages to follow;
- Always swim between the red and yellow flags.
- Read the safety signs.
- Ask a lifesaver for safety advice.
- Swim with a friend.
- If you need help, stay calm and attract attention.
For further information on Surf Life Saving and beach safety visit www.sls.com.au/beach-safety