It's much easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Whatever activity you're doing, make sure you're aware of the dangers, know your limits and do not take risks.

From high octane watersports like windsurfing and outdoor swimming to coastal hikes and casual walks home by the water after a night out – whatever you’re doing, there’s drowning prevention advice available to help you stay safe.

  • Remember to carry a means to call for help in case you do end up in trouble. Make sure your phone is charged.
  • Wear an appropriate personal flotation device – it could save your life.
  • If you’re going out alone, tell someone ashore your plans and what time you expect to be back.
  • Discover more about these activities on the RNLI website using the links below.