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Lifeguards and their flags

July 9, 2012

Red flag: Warning, do not swim.

Yellow flag: Be very carefull, possible danger, ask the lifeguard.

Red/yellow stribe flag: OK. The lifeguard is watching the area between the two flags.


Map of lifeguard towers here

About the flag colors here

Quality of bathingwater here

“Blue flag” (clean) beaches in Denmark here

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2012 9:00 pm

    Ah! So that’s what it means! Thank you for explaining it. 🙂

  2. July 10, 2012 12:31 pm

    Though two of my sons worked as lifeguards for many years, and all three were junior lifeguards when they were boys, I never knew the meaning of the flags until now. The waters are pretty cold here too but they are getting warmer 🙂

    • August 2, 2012 4:54 pm

      🙂 I know it from myself, and I know the feeling of surprise;- how was it possible at all not to know…very funny. 🙂

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