It’s important to learn the seven swimming advice by heart, so that your trip to the beach is a positive experience.
When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than spending a nice day at the beach. But you’ll get the best day, if you keep the seven swimming advice in mind:
The North Sea can be rough and dangerous, but if you follow these advice and try and estimate the currents, water depth, and wind directions before you venture into the waves, there’s no problem with going swimming. In case you’re in doubt, ask the locals or the lifeguards, if there’s something you should know, before you go swimming.
Beach toys, rubber boats, and air mattresses can drift out to sea quickly and be the cause of a rescue operation being set in motion, if other people see them far out and think there are people on or by them.
Don’t shout HELP for the fun of it and don’t play dangerous games in the water, such as pushing each other, forcing each other under the surface, having competitions about who can keep their breath the longest and so on.
Pay special attention to kids - both on the beach and in the water. Maybe only go swimming where lifeguards are present.
There are lifeguards at the south beach in Hvide Sande and at the beach next to Badevej in Søndervig all summer.
A major part of our beaches and harbours have the blue flag, which signals that the beach:
Is clean and attended to regularly
Has clean water of high quality
Is obligated to take down the blue flag in case of acute pollution
Has clean restrooms and well maintained buildings
Has garbage sorting
Has life saving equipment, a medical kit, and an emergency phone nearby - and in some cases lifeguards