Overestimating your swimming ability and underestimating the dangers at Victoria’s beaches, lakes and rivers increase your risk of drowning.
When at the beach, swim between the red and yellow flags where lifeguards can see you if you get into trouble.
When swimming at a lake or river, you should read the safety signs first to understand dangers.
Also, make sure you postpone drinking until after your swim, as alcohol affects your swimming ability and judgement.
Remember, when looking out for the safety of others, the people you’re looking out for… should also include you.
Know the conditions. Know your limits.