Lifeguard Top Tips

Male and Female Lifeguard at North Cronulla Beach

 

Please observe the following water safety information which may save your life. Always swim between the red and yellow flags.  If in trouble raise one arm up in the air to signal for a lifeguard assistance, stay calm and float until help arrives.

  • NO flags, NO swim - Always swim between the red and yellow flags. The flags indicate an area that is best for swimming in, so never swim outside the flags
  • Do NOT swim directly after a meal or if under the influence of alcohol
  • Do NOT swim when the beach is closed or unpatrolled. If there are no red and yellow flags then the beach is closed or unpatrolled. No Flags No Swim 
  • Do Not PANIC if you get into trouble or caught in a rip - raise one arm up in the air to signal for lifeguard assistance, stay calm and float until help arrives
  • Do NOT Struggle if you get a cramp - raise your arm for help and float or keep the affected parts of your body still
  • Do NOT Struggle against a rip or current - swim diagonally across it, towards the white water
  • ALWAYS supervise your child in or around any body of water
  • If UNSURE of surf conditions ask the lifeguards or lifesaver for advice

 

Lifeguards Top Tips - Translated versions

 

Lifeguard Top Tips - Video from Surf Life Saving Australia

 

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