Wherever possible, go to a beach area where life-saving club members are on duty and let them know of the groups' presence. Only swim in designated areas, supervised by the life saving club.

Leaders should discuss their supervisory role and decide who will be keeping an eye on each participant. Participants will tend to want to go in all directions, which could make supervision difficult. Consider the participant's medication requirements and the impact that water activities may have.

For further information on beach safety and patrolled beaches see the following links:

http://sls.com.au

http://www.lifesavingvictoria.com.au/www/html/7-home-page.asp