BEACH Module 2: Rips
9 LESSONS: LEVEL 3
New Zealand beaches can give us some of our best memories but can also create some potential risks with rips creating more rescues and emergencies than any other beach accident. In this module, students learn the importance of how to recognise rips and other potential dangers caused by currents before they enter the water and what steps to take if ever caught in a rip current.
Water Skills For Life Beach
Water Skills For Life Beach incorporates all the learnings from the foundation programme, Water Skills for Life, with in-depth learning around beach/rocky foreshore recreation and water safety. Taught in the classroom and at the beach, the programme:
- Explores and promotes opportunities for students to learn water safety knowledge and skills relevant to their local open water environments; and
- Identifies and supports expert organisations best placed to provide open water environments skills training.