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At Whitings Hill we understand how dangerous water can be and the importance of learning about lifesaving and self rescue from a young age. We work with guidance from the RLSS on delivering water safety sessions from year 1 up until year 6.

 

TOP TIPS FOR WHEN YOU GO SWIMMING!

  • Look out for a lifeguard - Always make sure you know where the lifeguard is before you go swimming
  • Cold water - Often open water can be a colder temperature to what you are used too, cold water can affect your ability to swim and self rescue
  • Don't swim too far - Always swim parallel to the shore, that way you're never too far from it!
  • It's stronger than it looks - Currents in the water can be very strong! Don't try to swim against it as you will just get tired. Swim with the current and call for help.
  • Bring a friend - Always bring a friend when you go swimming, so if anything goes wrong you've got someone there to help!

 

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE WATER SAFETY CODE

Whenever you are around water:

STOP AND THINK - Look for the dangers. Always read the signs

STAY TOGETHER - Never swim alone. Always go with friends or family

 

In an emergency:

CALL 999 or 112 - Shout for help and phone 999 or 112

FLOAT - If you fall in, float or swim on your back. Throw something that floats to anyone who has fallen in

 

RLSS Water Safety Code

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