Top 10 Safety Tips

"Never swim at a beach that isn't patrolled by surf lifesavers. Always swim between the flags. Never swim alone" says Nigel Taylor, Joint CEO Life Saving Victoria.

  1. Swim between the red and yellow flags;
  2. Always swim at a beach patrolled by surf lifesavers;
  3. Read and obey all warning signs;
  4. If you are unsure of the conditions, ask someone on the beach for advice. If you are still unsure, don't go in the water;
  5. Never swim alone;
  6. If you get into difficulty, stay calm, float and raise one arm until help arrives;
  7. Never run and dive into the water, even if you checked conditions earlier. Wave and tide conditions can change quickly;
  8. Use 30+ sunscreen, wear a long-sleeved shirt and a broad brimmed hat;
  9. Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it;
  10. Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.