If the thought of lockdown easing and the lighter nights lets you drift away to dreams of adventures, secluded beaches and mermaid pools then you’re not alone.
As swimminwimmin the desire to explore the crystal clear waters around us is ever near. As the rule of 6 comes into force on Monday we can start to enjoy our fellow swimmers but remember we are still being asked to stay local. We can plan our trips and mini adventures but need to take a few things into consideration.
When visiting a new beach, river or pool take time to research it. We have a wealth of knowledge within this group so don’t be afraid to ASK:
- When’s the best time to swim? – high/low/mid tide
- Am I likely to get cut off by the tide?
- Where can I park? Is it free?
- Where is the nearest phone? Is the mobile signal ok?
- What’s the route like to the beach/pool? Do I need trainers?
- How far do I have to walk? Will I need both hands free to get down to the beach/pool?
- Are their loos? Cafe etc?
- Is the beach lifeguarded?
- Am I allowed to swim there or is it private/unlawful?
- Where’s the best place to enter the water?
- Are they any rips, under currents or hazards?
Advice from our fellow swimmers is invaluable and can save you an unnecessary journey and ensure your safety.
Our safety guidelines remain firmly in place!
- Avoid swimming alone
- Always tell someone where you are swimming and how long you intend to be
- Take a phone
- Ensure you can clearly be seen ( tow float, bright hat etc)
- Never go in if you feel unsure of the conditions
- Listen to the lifeguards and locals as they have so much knowledge of their waters
Above all have an AMAZING time and take loads of pics so we can all share the experience!!!
Hibiscus Surf School