Water Safety for International Students

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NSW Police Force in partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and @Northern Beaches Council launched a video today which was funded by Study NSW. The video, which is subtitled in eight different languages, encourages international students to enrol in swimming lessons and familiarise themselves with water safety when swimming in the ocean, rock pools, rivers and pools or rock fishing.

Some of the recommended safety tips include: • Never swimming alone • Wearing a life jacket when fishing and boating • Avoiding alcohol around water and not drinking if you plan to swim • Learning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

International students who come from landlocked countries and have limited experience with Australian water conditions are at the greatest risk of drowning.

Watch the video here.

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