Start of 2015 Lifeguard Season 2015 on Beaches in Gosford Region #CentralCoast
Community Notice – Gosford Council
Gosford City Council’s Lifeguard Season will begin on Monday 21 September, just in time for the upcoming school holidays.
During the spring and summer months, council provides professional lifeguard services on weekdays at Wamberal, Terrigal, North Avoca, Avoca, Copacabana, MacMasters, Killcare, Ocean and Umina Beaches.
Beach users are reminded that beaches can be dangerous places and to observe recommended safety messages.
This includes not swimming when the ‘No Flags’ sign is on display and to always swim between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches.
Locals and visitors to the region are also encouraged to be mindful of the recently introduced Smoke Free Areas Policy, which includes beaches, foreshore reserves, tidal pools, bushland reserves and passive reserves.
These restrictions expand on the NSW Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 and are part of council’s commitment to making Gosford City a safe, healthy and welcoming space.
When swimming our beaches, please remember:
- No flags means no swimming;
- Always swim or surf at patrolled beaches;
- Swim between the red and yellow flags;
- If we can’t see you, we can’t save you;
- If you get into difficulty, raise your arm, stay calm, and yell for assistance;
- If you are unsure of conditions, ask the lifeguard in attendance;
- Please read and obey the signs and directions from the lifeguard or lifesaver;
- Never run and dive into water, as the depth changes regularly;
- Children should be supervised by an adult at all times; and
- You should always ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’.
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