How to get out of trouble if you are caught in a rip or Strong current, obey the three Rs:
1) Relax -
Stay clam and float. Do not swim against the current, swim across it
2) Raise -
Raise an arm to signal for help. If possible shout to shore for help
- Float and wait for assistance. Don't be panicky. People drown in rips because of panic. Obey directions from the lifeguard.
If you think you are able to swim in, swim parallel to the beach until out of the effects of the rip and then make your way to shore.