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Water Safety Guide

Engaging with water offers a host of benefits for physical and mental well-being, but ensuring water safety is paramount.  Whether swimming in a pool, enjoying a day at the beach, or paddling on a lake, it's crucial to prioritise safety measures.

Blue Waters Kayak

1) STOP AND THINK, SPOT THE DANGERS  

2) STAY TOGETHER, STAY CLOSE

3)  IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999 (112 IN SOUTH AFRICA)

Float to Live

This is the first survival skills we teach in our program.  This one simple skill could save your life.

If you find yourself in trouble in the water unexpectedly - FLOAT TO LIVE!

Give yourself time to calm, breathe on your back, and allow your body time to adjust to the sudden change in temperature.

For further tips on how and why, visit RNLI Float to Live. 

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been growing in popularity at an increasingly fast rate in the last 10 years and is now a large part of the Scottish paddling scene.

To ensure all engagement with the water leaves everyone going home happy, Water Safety Scotland have created a helpful safety checklist.

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