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Flags stay up longer as we head to the beach later

Beach patrols are changing are smart beach data shows we're hitting the water later on weekdays and earlier on weekends.

Free swimming lessons at Newcastle pools this week

Newcastle Pools are offering kids free swimming lessons this week ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer in the water.

Holiday drownings prompt safety pleas

Lifesavers are pleading with beachgoers to stay vigilant after six drowning deaths in the first three days of the new year. 

Keep kids safe around inflatable pools this summer

With the summer holidays nearing, Maitland City Council is reminding residents that any pool capable of being filled to a depth of 300mm or more, including above ground, portable or inflatable pools,...

Man drowns at Nobbys Beach

A man has died after being found unconscious in the water at Nobbys Beach this morning. Emergency services were called to the beach just before 8am after they received reports about the...

Flags signal start of lifesaving season

Red and yellow flags will be hoisted at surf lifesaving clubs across the Hunter this Saturday, with beachgoers being warned to expect a summer like no other. Hotter than average temperatures forecast by...

Historic clubhouse awarded $200,000 funding

Stockton Surf Life Saving Club will welcome some much-needed upgrades this year, thanks to more than $200,000 in state government funding. The historic club, formed in 1908, is one of 26 across the...

Drownings more likely in low tide, new research finds

Fatal drowning on Australian surf beaches is more likely to occur around low tide, new research reveals. The study, undertaken as part of the Smart Beaches project in collaboration with Ocean Live and supported by...
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