Swimming Safety

Our key swimming and water safety advice is:

  • Ensure that you and your family can swim, be water confident, and have water safety skills 
  • Make smart choices; such as swimming at lifeguarded beaches and pools; use appropriate safety equipment and do not drink alcohol before going in the water 
  • Become aware of, and know how to avoid key water-safety hazards; such as rips, cold-water, moving water whilst outside 
  • Know what to do in an emergency.


Be aware of the dangers of swimming in open waters especially in waters without lifeguards, you don’t know what is under the surface and water temperatures can drop sharply just below the surface. For more information please click on the following links: