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Y Swim - Water Rescue Tips

12 Aug 2021 - Y SwimY Kids

Swimming is an important life skill for everyone!

The water is a place were lots of fun can be had, but it is also possible to encounter a dangerous situation. It is very important that we learn to swim to ensure we can be safe in and around water. 

If you do find yourself in a situation where someone needs assistance to avoid a danagerous sitaution in the water, this technique is a good way to help without entering the water. 

These are the steps for an assisted rescue using a rope:

  • Use an object like a rope
  • Stand on one end of the rope to ensure it is secure
  • Get down low to pull them in
  • Always call for an adult 

TIP: If you do not have a rope, you can throw the person a flotation device to help them to stay above water. Objects like pool noodles, swim rings and kickboards are great options to use. 

Remember, a child should NEVER enter the water to assist another person who is in trouble. Instead always call for an adult to help.

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