Swim­ming by your­self is dan­ger­ous

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODFARE -

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.

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