Parents supervise, lifeguards save lives

published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 9:09:22 AM

Key messages for Parents and Carers

Under 5 years – always keep them within arm’s reach If your child is under five years of age, supervision must be within arm’s reach – meaning you need to be in the water with your child.

Under 10 years – always keep them in sight Constant active supervision is required for children. Parents and carers must be prepared to enter the water and maintain constant visual contact.

Be aware of distractions Take steps to minimise distractions – such as mobile phones or chatting to other parents – to avoid lapses in supervision.

Be prepared Ensure you have everything you need before getting into the water, such as towels and dry clothes.


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