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Swimming Safely This Summer: the risks at Auckland beaches w/ Surf Life Saving NZ: January 12, 2020

Swimming Safely This Summer: the risks at Auckland beaches w/ Surf Life Saving NZ: January 12, 2020

Swimming Safely This Summer: the risks at Auckland beaches w/ Surf Life Saving NZ: January 12, 2020 Swimming Safely This Summer: the risks at Auckland beaches w/ Surf Life Saving NZ: January 12, 2020, 8.28 MB
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

With many beaches around Auckland being polluted and not safe to swim, as well as a devastating shark attack also making headlines within the last week, many Aucklanders are likely concerned about how to be safe when swimming at the beach this summer. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks with Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s Northern Region Chief Executive Matt Williams about the risks when swimming at the beach. They touch on the Waihi shark attack, whether you should swim without lifeguards and what impact water quality has on swimming safety. 

Check out safeswim.org.nz to find out which Auckland beaches are not polluted and safe to swim at. 

This is part one of a two part piece. Part two looks at the science behind assessing water quality in an interview with LAWA's ‘Can I swim here?’ Science Lead Anna Madarasz-Smith. Listen here