Open water might seem inviting, but there are many hidden dangers, meaning even the strongest swimmers can get into difficulties.
The dangers of swimming in canals, rivers and lakes are as follows:
Never drink alcohol while swimming or taking part in any other water-related activity such as boating and waterskiing.
If you see another person or a pet in trouble in the water:
If you fall into water by accident follow the float to live advice as follows:
For further advice on water safety please visit the ROSPA website.