Water Safety: A Matter of Seconds

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Our Lake Mac Lifeguards' Matter of Seconds water safety education program has been moved to a digital platform amid COVID-19 social distancing measures. Where it was traditionally an in-school education program, the new virtual platform can now be accessed by the wider public, in addition to our local schools.

Choose from either our Basic Water Safety, Water Safety Awareness or Introduction to First Aid education packages to bring the beach environment straight to your screen wherever you may be. Together let's make sure we're prepared for when our beaches and pools can safely reopen.

Basic Water Safety Resources

Step 1.Let's meet Larry the lifeguard


Step 2.Let's read The Silver Sea together


Step 3.Let's read Magic Beach together

Basic Safety Awareness Resources

Step 1.Pool safety


Step 2.Things to know when you're on a boat


Step 3.Rock pools, and how to safely explore them


Step 4.Beach safety


Step 5.Let's review what we've learned so far


Step 6.The meanings behind beach signs and flags


Step 7.The equipment our lifeguards use to keep us safe


Step 8.How to detect a rip and what to do if you're caught in one


Step 9.What to do if you need to be rescued

Introduction to First Aid

Step 1.How to conduct CPR


Step 2.How to put someone in the recovery position


Step 3.How to treat a heart attack or chest pain


Step 4.How to treat bleeding


Step 5.How to handle breaks and dislocations


Step 6.How to treat an asthma attack


Step 7.How to treat an allergic reaction