Lifeguards return to Swansea beaches for another season
RNLI lifeguards are returning to three of Swansea's busiest beaches from this weekend
The lifeguard service on the three beaches is a partnership between the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and Swansea Council.
The charity's lifeguards have already completed two weeks of intense training and passed vital fitness tests to ensure that everyone is on top form and physically ready for the seasonal service. This will be the fourth season RNLI lifeguards will have provided a safety service on Swansea beaches.
Chris Vaughan, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: "The charity's lifeguards are looking forward to returning to Caswell, Langland and Port Eynon beaches to provide assistance to members of public on some of the county's most popular coastlines.
"Even though the charity's lifeguards will be at their posts ready to offer advice and assistance, we ask the public to help us help them by keeping in mind some vital tips."
Some of the tips include:
* Always to swim off a lifeguarded beach.
* Avoid using inflatables, especially in strong winds
* Always check the weather and tide times before you go to the beach.
* If you find yourself, or see others in trouble, put your hand up and call for help or tell a lifeguard so that they can offer their assistance.
Iwan Davies, Swansea Council's Head of Culture and Tourism, said: "Many thousands of visitors flock to our beaches every summer and we have a responsibility to make sure they have a great time and enjoy what's on offer.
"Our partnership with the RNLI has been very successful since its launch and we'll again be working with them through the peak season to make sure beach-goers have the security of knowing highly-trained lifeguards will be on hand to help."
Have a look at www.rnli.org.uk/beachsafety for more information.