☀️ Beach Safety Talk ☀️

Scott from the Surf Life Saving Club dropped by this morning to talk about beach safety with our Japanese study tour group.

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He spoke about the importance of swimming between the red & yellow flags, how to call out for help, and also the dangers to look out for when you’re swimming in the ocean.

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It’s important to look out for, and swim between the red & yellow flags!

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Not only do you have to look out for flags, but you should also look for information signs. Sometimes the lifeguards will put up signs about dangerous weather or surf.

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  • Always swim between the red & yellow flags.
  • Look and take notice of the signs at the beach.
  • Ask a lifeguard or lifesaver for safety advice.
  • Learn how to identify a rip.
  • Swim with a friend – never swim or surf alone.
  • If you need help, stay calm and attract attention by raising your arm above your head.
  • Never enter the water if you have been drinking alcohol or are under the influence of drugs.
  • Wear sunscreen, seek shade and stay hydrated.
  • If witnessing an in-water emergency dial Triple Zero (000) – Police
  • For information on Beach conditions or to find a patrolled beach near you, check out the Surf Life Saving website or download the mobile app.

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