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This is my powerpoint presentation on water safety at the beach.

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  1. 1. Water safety at the beach By Olivia, Jazz and Rosie
  2. 2. Water safety tips .1.The safest place to swim is in between the red and yellow flags. .2. Mark a reference point of the shore, to avoid drifting. .3. Always read the surf conditions board.
  3. 3. More water safety tips. .1. If you think conditions are too rough for you, don’t go in. .2. Always swim with a friend, not alone. .3. Swim parallel to and not away from the shore when you swim long distances.
  4. 4. Rips .1.If you do not swim between the red and yellow flags you can be caught in a rip. All beachgoers must be aware of the potential for dangerous rip currents. .2.Rip currents are powerful, channelled water currents flowing away from shore into the open ocean. They typically extend from the shoreline, to the surf zone, and past the breakers, and into deeper water. .3.Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.
  5. 5. <ul><li>.1. Rip currents cause more deaths in Florida than lightning. If caught in a rip current, do not swim directly to the shore, swim either from north to south, or south to north depending on the drift current. Most drift currents are from south to north during the summer months. Use caution whenever entering the water, and always swim near a lifeguard. </li></ul><ul><li>.2. If you ever get caught in a rip always lie on your back and put your arm up in a fist and then you will float up to the back of the waves and then you are out of a rip and then you can swim back to the shore. </li></ul>More Rips tips The purple bit is a rip
  6. 6. <ul><li>.1. Any beach can be dangerous, beach goers should be careful </li></ul><ul><li>.2. If you choose to swim outside the red and yellow flags you could be moving into a more dangerous location. </li></ul><ul><li>.3. IRB stands for inflatable rescue boat. </li></ul>Some More Tips
  7. 7. <ul><li>.1. Swim in well lit areas, so you can be seen if you get into trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>.2. For your safety, leave the water immediately when requested by a lifeguard. </li></ul>Even more tips
  8. 8. <ul><li>.1. Check that it is ok to swim. </li></ul><ul><li>.2. Read and obey the water safety signs. </li></ul><ul><li>.3. Never go to the beach by yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>.4. If you do go to the beach by yourself make sure you are a strong swimmer. </li></ul><ul><li>.5. If you go to the beach by yourself always tell someone where you are. </li></ul>What if a beach is not patrolled?
  9. 9. <ul><li>.1. What does IRB stand for? </li></ul><ul><li>.2. What is one reason to do if a beach is not patrolled? </li></ul>Quiz
  10. 10. <ul><li>.1. Where is the safest place to swim? </li></ul><ul><li>.2. What can you do to avoid drifting? </li></ul><ul><li>.3. What do you do if conditions are to rough? </li></ul>More Quiz questions
  11. 11. <ul><li>.1. Inflatable Rescue Boat </li></ul><ul><li>.2. Between the red and yellow flags. </li></ul><ul><li>.3. Mark a reference point. </li></ul><ul><li>.4. Don’t go in. </li></ul>Quiz answers
  12. 12. THE END