School water safety lessons at Lambert’s Bay

Nicole Anthoney and Petro Meyer from the NSRI are based on the West Coast, Nicole at Lambert’s Bay and Petro at Riebeek Kasteel.

As the weather gets warmer – canals, dams, and rivers seem like a fun place to go for a swim, but can quickly become a place of danger and disaster.

Sea Rescue Water Safety lessons give children a chance to learn about the dangers that water sources hold and prepare themselves for a safe holiday season.

Have a P.L.A.N.

P – pack all items needed, water, food, sun protections, flotation aids
L – look for an area where it is safe, look for lifeguards, look for rips, look after your friends
A – ask for permission so that everyone knows where you are, ask a responsible adult to take you, ask the lifeguards if you are not sure which area is safe
N – never swim alone, never drink alcohol before you swim, never jump or dive in if you can’t see what’s in the water

Call 112 from your cellphone if you need help.

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