With an enviable coastal lifestyle and top-class recreational facilities, Lake Macquarie is the perfect place to have fun or get active in the water, with four patrolled beaches and our Lake Mac Swim Centres.
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Lake Macquarie boasts four beautiful patrolled beaches
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Our Lake Mac Lifeguards Matter of Seconds Water Safety Program covers basic water safety, emergency care and an introduction to first aid. The program is also available as an online resource.
Star ratings are generated weekly for 14 lake swimming sites based on water quality. A swimming site can receive between one and four stars depending on its performance that week.
Smart Beaches is a world-first trial using cutting-edge technology to increase safety and improve visitor experience at four beaches in Lake Macquarie and on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
The 5 Seconds or Less Water Safety Program delivers local beach information, ocean safety and rip hazard tips, a CPR refresher, guides on how to help save a life, discusses jetty and rock jumping, cave dangers, night swimming risks and much more.