Swimming by yourself is dangerous
NEVER SWIM ALONE THIS a warning from WaterWise, the educational arm of Sea Rescue. It educates children about water safety to help prevent drowning tragedies, and aims to make youngsters aware of the dangers of water and what to do in an emergency.
It is extremely important never to swim by yourself. Always make sure that when you are swimming a responsible adult is watching you. If there is nobody to watch you in the water, do not swim.
Always let the adult who takes you to the beach know you are going to swim, and ask them to watch you. You can also go to the life saver who is on duty and ask him or her to keep an eye on you and your friends. If one of your
f riends gets into trouble in the water go straight to the lifesaver or the adult watching you and make sure that they know so that they can help.
Colouring competition number 3:
Each week for four weeks JBJ will publish one drawing about water safety and we invite JBJ readers to colour them in and post their art to:
Waterwise JBJ Colouring- in competition, Sea Rescue, PO Box 154, Green Point, 8051
Each week the best colouring-in will be chosen and on the January 14 the four winners will be published in JBJ and on the Sea Rescue website www.searescue.org.za.
The winners will each win a special Sea Rescue T-shirt.
Parents – please remember to include your child’s name as well as your name and contact telephone number on the entry.
BE ALERT: Always make sure a responsible adult is watching while you swim.