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Fundamental principles of safe practice (Chapter 1) and principles of safe organisation and management (Chapter 2) should be understood and applied to all school provision of aquatic activities. A helpful summary of these is provided in Table 6, Chapter 2, pages 64–67. More specific guidance and information about aquatic activities is provided in this section, and staff should familiarise themselves with this and apply it to their unique set of circumstances. The rules of the governing bodies of sport may not always be appropriate to schools, and schools should adjust their practice where necessary. (See Chapter 1, Section 2, 1.2.10–1.2.14, and Chapter 2, Section 5, 2.5.60–2.5.61.) Links to websites can be followed to access additional information relating to safe provision of aquatic activities.