January 25, 2010

*In our recent beach safety survey on NSW beaches, only

40% of people could confidently identify a rip in a picture –

even though 80% thought that they could.

Given another tragedy yesterday, and that lots of you have children, please take the quiz.

I grew up taking holidays at the beach most years. I have spent hours swimming in the surf.

By 12 I had my bronze medalian in life saving and had the skills to fully resuscitate a person pulled from the water.

But I would have failed the “Can you spot a rip test?”….until about a year ago when I saw this video.

Please watch it and show it to your kids regularly

*University of New South Wales NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre,


One Response to “Rips”

  1. Ben said

    Great stuff, Ally. Thanks for the links.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: