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Friday, 20 December 2019

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Shellharbour City Council is helping the community make the most of their visits to the pools and beaches this summer with the launch of a campaign focusing on summer safety.

The campaign urges community members to come and make use of the numerous beaches and pools that Shellharbour has to offer.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said that Council’s first priority was to equip the community with information to help them stay happy, healthy and safe over the summer months.

“It’s important to make sure that whenever you visit the beaches and pools to always keep watch. It can only take a matter of seconds for a child to get into trouble,” Cr Saliba said.

“Our lifeguards are here to help and are well informed on safety, rescue and first aid. If you are ever unsure about something or need advice, don’t hesitate to go have a chat.

“Remember to slip on sun-protective clothing, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on your sunglasses. It’s also good to remember to drink plenty of water,” she said.

Shellharbour has six patrolled beach locations and four Council-owned public swimming pools, including an ocean pool. You can check out the different beaches and pools here.

Last season, there was a total of 256,221 beach visits and 206,371 pool visits (including the ocean pool). It is estimated that 40,000 people visited the six patrolled beach locations on public holidays alone in summer 2018/2019.

Media queries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

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Last updated : Fri 20 Dec 2019