“I see so many people jumping into rivers and lakes without thinking. You have to check the depth and be aware of hidden dangers.”
Lucy Cleere, Lifeguard, County Kilkenny
There are fantastic swimming spots at lakes and rivers all around the country. However, it’s important for people to be aware of the differences between fresh water and salt water, and to know the hazards unique to inland waterways. The best advice is to seek out a lifeguarded area and always swim there. Lifeguards are on duty for weekends in June, and full time for July and August.