Water safety presentation.ver1.1

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Water safety presentation.ver1.1

  1. 1. Water Safety Version 1.1 (29 April 2010)
  2. 2. Drownings <ul><li>302 people died from drowning in Australia in 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. At the beach <ul><li>Always swim between the flags </li></ul>
  4. 4. Life Guards
  5. 5. Beach flags Safe Swimming Area Good Swimming Conditions Unstable Water Conditions Do Not Enter the Water
  6. 6. Beach signs Swim between the flags No swimming allowed Strong current
  7. 7. Swimming rules <ul><li>Only swim at beaches with life guards. </li></ul><ul><li>Only swim between the flags. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to safety signs. </li></ul><ul><li>Never swim alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Never drink alcohol and swim. </li></ul><ul><li>Never run and dive into the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Never swim at dusk or at night. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rips Rips are strong currents moving away from the beach
  9. 9. If you get caught in a rip <ul><li>Don't panic. Tread water or float and let the current flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise one arm to signal for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Swim diagonally across it ( do not struggle against it ) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on your float or surfboard or float on your back. </li></ul>If you are in trouble then raise one arm, and wait for assistance
  10. 10. CPR
  11. 11. Lakes, rivers and dams <ul><li>Keep children close to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep watching your children every moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a rope or towel to help if someone is drowning. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t jump into the water because you don’t know what is under the water </li></ul>
  12. 12. The depth of the water can change quickly <ul><li>Don’t guess how deep the water is. </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot know how deep the water is. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t listen to other people about how deep the water is. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go in the water or </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a life jacket if you can’t swim or can’t swim very well. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Have fun but ….. <ul><li>Don’t go swimming if you can’t swim </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a life jacket if you are canoeing, water skiing or going on a surf ski </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a life jacket if you are not good at swimming </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learn to swim <ul><li>Go to the swimming pool in your suburb </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can learn to swim </li></ul><ul><li>It’s cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to swim can save your life </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dedication This presentation is dedicated to Juan Garcia and Israel Wilches who both died tragically in the water at Forest Lake.

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