Lifeguards spot dangers, give safety advice, and respond immediately if anyone gets into difficulty.
RNLI lifeguards in Jersey have ended their patrols of the beaches ahead of the winter season.
Henry Irvine, Regional Lifeguard Lead, said those taking to the ocean should continue to stay safe and "be aware" of water dangers.
"If you get into trouble in the water, Float to Live," he said.
"Tilt your head back with ears submerged and try to relax and control your breathing - use your hands to help you stay afloat and then call for help or swim to safety if you can."
Further RNLI safety advice can be found online.
RNLI Jersey lifeguards dealt with 329 incidents, aided 390 people and saved one life in 2022.
Please remember and follow safety advice:
The RNLI lifeguards started their first season on Jersey's beaches on 28 May 2011. They patrol the western beaches on Jersey.
The majority of the lifeguards live in Jersey and have now worked on Jersey's beaches with the RNLI for several seasons.
As part of the preventative and educational aspects of their role, the lifeguards visit local schools to deliver vital beach safety education. They are also involved in the RNLI's Swim Safe programme which teaches children aged 7-14 how to stay safe in and around coastal and open waters. Details on the Swim Safe programme can be found here.
For beach safety information please click here and for information about rip currents, click here.