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We want people to enjoy the water safely, here are our top tips if you plan on going for a paddle

1. Look out for lifeguards

If you’re looking for a place to cool off always find a lifeguarded swimming site.


2. It’s colder than it looks

Water at open water and inland sites is often much colder than it looks, cold water can affect your ability to swim and self-rescue


3. Don’t go too far

Always swim parallel to the shore, that way you’re never too far away from it


4. It’s stronger than it looks

Currents in the water can be very strong. If you find yourself caught in a riptide – don’t swim against it – you’ll tire yourself out. Swim with the current and call for help


5. Bring a friend

Always bring a friend when you go swimming so if anything goes wrong you’ve got someone there to help

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