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Swimming and boat safety

Swimming safety

Never swim alone.

Swim alongside the beach.

Never jump or dive into unknown water.

Never push or hold someone under water.

Only cry for help if you need it.

Never swim under jetties or jumping posts.

Avoid the sun’s strongest rays in the middle of the day.

Always have something between yourself and the person in distress: 'the extended arm'. 

Always let people know where you are going and when you expect to return.

Do not play with life saving equipment.

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Boat safety 

Always sit in the boat and position yourself so that it keeps steady.

Only swap places in the boat if absolutely necessary and only one at a time.

Always have something between yourself and the person in distress: 'the extended arm'.

Only cry for help if you need it.

Make sure there are bailers, anchors, lifelines, spare oars or paddles in the boat.

Always use a life jacket in the boat.

Do not have more people in the boat that it can accommodate.

Stay near the boat if you fall in the water.

If you are saving a person in distress, bring them in at the stern of the boat.

Wave both your arms slowly over your head and to the side if you need help.

Always let people know where you are going and when you expect to return.

Always use a life jacket