Surfer on surf board riding low waves as the sun comes up

Summer Water Safety

Every year people drown at home and on holiday because they don’t take simple precautions. We want people to enjoy the water safely. Help us to reduce summer tragedies this year by spreading the following water safety advice.

Stay Safe This Summer

  • Look out for lifeguards - if you’re looking to enter the water, find a lifeguarded swimming-site
  • It’s colder than it looks - water is often much colder than it looks. Cold water can affect your ability to swim and self-rescue
  • Don’t go too far - always swim parallel to the shore
  • It’s stronger than it looks - currents in the water can be very strong. If you find yourself caught in a riptide don’t swim against it because you’ll tire yourself out. Swim with the current and call for help.
  • Bring a friend - always bring a friend when you go swimming so they can help if something goes wrong

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