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