Water Safety Advice

Water Safety Advice

Stay safe at the pool, river, lake or sea

Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming has become very popular.  If you take part or are thinking of taking part in the future, or are thinking of taking part in the future, please visit Water Safety Ireland for all the information you will need on Open Water Swimming https://watersafety.ie

At The Pool

  • Always obey the lifeguard
  • Know the rules and obey them
  • Shower and use the toilet before entering the pool
  • Check the Depth Signs

At the River, Lake or Sea

  • Never swim alone
  • Never swim in a place you don’t know (Ask a local for advice on tides and currents)
  • Look for Safety Equipment or Notices
  • Look for warning flags and obey them
  • Swim parallel to the shore
  • Never use inflatables (They can float away)
  • If you see someone in trouble get help - Do not try to help yourself unless you have completed a recognised Life Saving Course
  • Swim between the red and yellow Flags (Lifeguard on patrol)
  • Never Swim if there is a red Flag


Never leave young children unsupervised near water

Swimming is a wonderful skill and one that is never lost. Through life it will promote health and fitness and it will also ensure safety and pleasure.

There are several pools in Meath where you can learn to swim.  Please visit www.auraleisure.ie or https://www.meath.ie/amenities/swimming-pools/kells-swimming-pool for details.


Never leave your child unsupervised in the bath

In Ireland For help phone 999 or 112 and explain calmly what the problem is to the operator.