As the weather (finally!) warms up, the idea of water recreation becomes more appealing. But before you grab a towel and head for the beach, pool or waterway, it pays to consider that drowning and other water recreation accidents pose a very real danger for Victorians of all ages.
Just taking a few moments to consider the following information can make all the difference in keeping yourself and others safe this summer.
Check the weather
It’s important to check the weather before you head out for water activities. Depending on where you’re intending to swim or play, you should always check weather conditions and warnings, wind and wave conditions, high and low tide times, and flood warnings for inland waterways.
Safety at the beach
Swim between the red and yellow flags, where lifeguards can help if you get in trouble.