The best way to understand beach safety is with a visit to a beach and some time on the sand and in the water. Our knowledgeable lifesavers can help your students experience the beach in a safe way.

What will participants learn?

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The red and yellow flags
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Safety and danger signs at the beach
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Lifesaver's role at the beach
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Marine animals & stingers
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Rip currents
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Rock Fishing Safety

Dry Sand Beach Safety Sessions

These workshops are delivered at Surf Life Saving Clubs. They involve a theory presentation delivered by Volunteer Life Savers from the club or SLS NSW Staff at the venue, then students are engaged in on-beach dry activities without them needing to get into the water. There are no age requirements and children and whole families are welcome. These sessions are particularly suited to groups new to Australia and those with limited to no experience of Australian beaches and coastlines.

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What happens during a Dry Sand Beach Safety Session?

  • Beach safety theory session inside a SLS club
  • A lifesaver guided walk on the beach
  • Hazard identification session
  • Meet & greet with lifesaver patrol
  • Basic CPR session
  • Rip current identification (Dye release)
  • Lifesaving equipment introduction

Wet Water Beach Safety Sessions

These workshops are delivered at Surf Life Saving Clubs. They involve a theory presentation delivered by Volunteer Life Savers from the club or SLS NSW Staff at the venue, then students are engaged in on-beach dry activities, ending with participants getting in the water guided by our lifesavers. These sessions are suitable for adult groups and while students will not need to be able to swim, some experience and confidence in entering the water will be required. These sessions are particularly suited to groups new to Australia and those with limited to no experience of Australian beaches and coastlines.

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What happens during a Wet Water Beach Safety Session?

  • Beach safety theory session inside a SLS club
  • A lifesaver guided walk on the beach
  • Hazard identification session
  • Meet & greet with lifesaver patrol
  • Ocean pool survival activities
  • Ocean & wave based learning activities
  • Sand & water fun activities
  • Rip current identification (Dye release)

Are you interested in taking your students to the beach?

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What else would you like to explore?

Beach Safety @ Your O’Week

SLSNSW Education Team can set stalls at your university/college orientation week and engage & talk with students about beach and ocean safety, the red & yellow flags, beach safety signs, marine creatures, rip currents and many more.

Tertiary Student’s Beach Excursions

The best way to understand beach safety is with a visit to a beach and some time on the sand and in the water. Our knowledgeable lifesavers can help students experience the beach in a safe way.

Beach Life Program

This International student targeted program will help your students develop the knwoledge and awareness they need to safely enjoy our coastlines and take part in the Australian beach life!

International Student Water Safety Videos

This video series was launched in December 2020 and is a Study NSW Partner Project collaboration with the NSW Police Force, Surf Lifesaving NSW, Royal Lifesaving NSW and Northern Beaches Council.