Shoalhaven News

Our lifesavers take safety message inland

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Volunteer lifesavers from across the Shoalhaven will be visiting schools in rural and remote areas of NSW and the ACT to educate primary aged students about beach and water safety. 

This year's Beach to Bush tour is set to be a record year as not only are lifesavers are extending their reach across all of rural and remote areas in NSW and the ACT, but  virtual components will allow the volunteers to connect with more students and schools than ever before.

Educating kids to stay safe in and around the water is key to the SLSNSW mission! 

The one-hour presentations focus on beach and water safety, where students will learn about general beach safety, sun safety, rips and waves.

They'll also learn to identify sea creatures, basic first aid, rescues, how to get help from a lifeguard and, of course, be reminded to swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beach to Bush sessions will be held throughout the state, from the Hunter Valley to New England, and from Canberra to the Riverina district, in the hope of educating kids who may be planning to visit the coast over the summer months.

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