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22 January 2024

Swim safe this summer: follow these tips to avoid risks in the water

Heading to the beach, pool, river, lake or other waterhole for a dip is one of the joys of the Australian summer. Luckily for us, Victoria also offers some of the best swimming spots in the world. 

However, cooling off in the water requires caution or else it can end in tragedy. 

As we prepare to celebrate Australia Day and head into the hottest months of the year, please educate yourself about the risks of injury and drowning, and know how to make sensible decisions and avoid peer pressure. It may save your life – or that of someone you care about.

Know the risks before you dive in

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