[talk-au] Lifeguards & "Swim Between the Flags"

Adam Horan ahoran at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 06:11:31 UTC 2021


I think I see.

The lifeguards are where the flags are.
The flags are somewhere on this beach.
There'll be flags/lifeguards at certain times.




On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 17:08, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Agree entirely but I'm not trying to map the flags, I was trying to work
> out a way of saying that the lifeguards are where the flags are?
>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme
>
>
> On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 15:49, Adam Horan <ahoran at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Flag position will vary daily based on weather conditions, tides, rips,
>> proximity to the toilets, other stuff?
>>
>> I think you'd just need to mark the whole beach.
>>
>> Adam
>>
>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 15:04, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks everybody!
>>>
>>> In response to a couple of points ...
>>>
>>> No, I'm not trying to mark that the lifeguards are "in this spot", I
>>> just thought that some way of indicating where on the beach (i.e the flags)
>>> they would be would be good.
>>>
>>> & yes, we're all taught to swim between the flags, but is that standard
>>> teaching everywhere?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Graeme
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 12:26, Simon Slater <pyevet at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Wednesday, 20 October 2021 9:54:22 AM AEDT Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>>> > A little while back, I put the emergency=lifeguard proposal through,
>>>> > together with lifeguard=yes to describe those times when there is a
>>>> > lifeguard/s on the beach, but they may not be in a fixed location.
>>>> >
>>>> <snip>
>>>> > Or do we just not worry about it, & work on the idea that =yes is
>>>> > sufficient?
>>>> >
>>>> When I were a lad, we were taught to always look for the flags when
>>>> going to
>>>> any beach to swim, teaching personal responsibility and obey the flags
>>>> because
>>>> the lifesavers know that beach better.  Therefore, actual flag
>>>> positions need
>>>> to be known as variable.
>>>>
>>>> However, tagging a beach that does have a SLSC is good because those
>>>> unfamiliar with the area, tourists say, or families with young
>>>> children, can
>>>> then preferentially choose such beaches.  Similarly, the more
>>>> adventurous, or
>>>> those desiring solitude, can preferentially choose alternate locations.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards
>>>> Simon Slater
>>>>
>>>> Registered Linux User #463789 @ http://linuxcounter.net
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