Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) water safety top tips

Beach Patrol

Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) water safety top tips:


  • When arriving at the destination if you haven’t yet done so, check the safety arrangements of any water-based activities and if there is lifeguard cover at the beach
  • Check bathing sites for hazards, check the safest places to swim and always read the signs – find out what local warning signs and flags mean
  • Make sure the whole family can swim
  • Swim with any children in your care – it’s more fun and you can keep them close and safe
  • Never swim alone
  • Never enter the water after drinking alcohol
  • Check when the tide will be high and low to ensure that you will not be cut off from the beach exit by the rising tide
  • Be aware of dangerous rip-currents
  • Inflatable dinghies or lilos are a well-known hazard – each year there are drownings as people on inflatables are blown out to sea. Do not use them in open water
  • Do not swim near to or dive from rocks, piers, breakwater or coral
  • Swim parallel to the beach and close to the shore

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