beach safety

Life savers in a surf rescue boat attempt a rescue in rough surf

Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings are to be avoided.

Aerial view of beachgoers at an Australian beach

Australia may be leading the way on coastal drowning research, but a study led by UNSW has identified the need for more evidence to support prevention strategies. 

International students beach safety program

A learn to swim program is creating communities and building water safety awareness for international students.

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Increased knowledge, education and resources are needed to address the ongoing problem of rip current drownings on Australian beaches, writes Rob Brander.

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If we really want to reduce beach drownings, more research needs to be done to determine the most effective ways to educate people about rip currents, writes Rob Brander.

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UNSW's 'Dr Rip', Associate Professor Rob Brander, is appearing in a new documentary airing this summer to help teach Australians how to avoid dangerous rips.

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UNSW Science Honours student Nicky Wharton found that reality TV show Bondi Rescue performs a valuable role in teaching the world about the dangers of rip currents and the importance of swimming between the flags.

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TV show Bondi Rescue performs a valuable role in teaching the world about the dangers of rip currents and the importance of swimming between the flags, a global survey by UNSW researchers shows.