In the Water

Watch out for yourself and others

  • Be aware of those around you in the water
  • Check on anyone showing signs of distress or hypothermia
  • Remain aware of your own swimming competence
  • Have an awareness of the area or conditions that you are swimming in
  • Have fun, but always remain alert and don’t push yourself beyond your own level of comfort
  • Have regular buddy checks

Be aware of the dangers

  • Be mindful of the dangers at each area of water you are swimming at, as these can change unexpectedly.

Know Your Limits

  • Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience.
  • Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.