Before you hit the beach this summer in your new mens swimwear, be sure to read our beach safety tips!
1. Only swim at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
Always make safety your priority wherever you might be. Therefore, be sure to swim only at beaches regularly manned by lifeguards. Lifeguards know the beach better than you do and they can steer you away from trouble in case you have accidentally ventured into potentially dangerous areas of the beach. Also, most lifeguards are trained in providing first aid and CPR. If something happens to you or to one of your mates, they can offer you the assistance you require and save your life.
2. Swim between the flags at all times
You might find it hard to believe but apparently, in the last 100 years, no one has ever drowned in Australia for swimming between the red and yellow flags. These flags help protect swimmers, not just from sharks, jellyfishes, and other sea creatures, but from the rips, as well.
Australia's waters may be calm and attractive one moment, but they can change in just a heartbeat. Nothing demonstrates this better than the sudden appearance of rips. A rip is basically a type of current that can pull you into the ocean and take you to places that you certainly don't want to go. If you're not much of a swimmer or if you don't like swimming with sharks, so to speak, it's best to follow this safety precaution and make sure that you swim between the red and yellow flags at all times.
3. Wear appropriate sun protection
Having skin cancer is a serious matter. This is why every time you hit the beach, see to it that you guard yourself well against the sun. Lather up with sunscreen and when you're just lounging around, be sure to wear a hat or visor and other forms of sun protection to prevent not just skin cancer but those nasty sunburn, as well. Sun protection is key element of your beach safety strategy.
4. Swim with others if you can
Never go into the ocean alone and never venture into a particular part of the beach on your own. As much as possible, you should try to swim with other people. This way, someone can easily call for help or alert the lifeguards if your legs start cramping up or if you got stung by a jellyfish. For the same reason, see to it that your kids are not alone when they are swimming. Always ensure that they have adult supervision.
Prioritise your beach safety and have fun!
As the saying goes, "It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt." So don't wait for someone to get hurt during your trip to the beach. Make sure that you follow the tips above so you can enjoy a fun and accident-free day.