SLIP, SLOP SLAP: Coffs Harbour Memorial Pool Lifeguard Jeff Porter, manager Kerri-Ann McLaughlin and swim coach Kim Roach call for sun safety this week.
SLIP, SLOP SLAP: Coffs Harbour Memorial Pool Lifeguard Jeff Porter, manager Kerri-Ann McLaughlin and swim coach Kim Roach call for sun safety this week. Leigh Jensen

Sound of summer will be sun smart messages

THIS summer break, Cancer Council NSW's Sun Sound will remind Coffs Coast teenagers to be sun smart at Coffs Harbour War Memorial Pool.

Teenagers are often unprepared when it comes to protecting themselves from the sun during the summer months.

"This summer, the Sun Sound's short seven second jingle will be played hourly between 11am and 3pm at Coffs Harbour Pool to serve as a friendly reminder to reapply sunscreen," community engagement manager said Brenna Smith said.

"However, while the Sun Sound can remind teenagers to reapply, parents should ensure their teens are equipped with the right sun protection.

"We know that sun exposure during the first 15 years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life, and in the Northern Mid North Coast region alone it is predicted that 237 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in a single year.

Ms Smith says teenagers can expect to hear the Sun Sound at the Pool throughout the school holidays.

The Sun Sound was introduced in 2009 and is a seven second jingle, which plays hourly between 11am and 3pm on loud speakers at beaches and pools.



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