"Don't think just because you can swim it'll save your life."
Kat Plint doesn't pull all punches when it comes to drowning.
"If you get stuck, you'll get in trouble, and you'll drown."
The water safety campaigner from the Lockyer Valley, and founder of Hannah's Foundation, says even though Australia has a water culture, there is still a lot of ignorance when it comes to understanding how dangerous it can be.
While October 4 is the national day of drowning prevention, awareness and memorial, Plint says "every day should be drowning prevention day in this country."
"As my husband says, there's no cure for drowning.
"We're a nation surrounded by water, and water can kill you. It will kill if you're undertaking dangerous practices or if you're not supervising those in and around the water."
Plint says she's heard countless stories of people getting into trouble in the water, holding their breath, passing out, then drowning.
She says we can do water safety better.
"Our foundation has always been about 'face up, back float, when you're in trouble'.
"If your face is out of the water, and you're lying on your back, you're breathing.
"Breath is the ultimate gift. If you're holding your breath, you're already in trouble."
Plint says the other two key points in water safety are supervision and barriers.
"Supervise with your eyes, not your ears," she says.
"It's the silent killer."
For Plint, this is a personal issue. Her daughter Hannah, who the foundation is named after, drowned in the family pool.
"It's the sixth anniversary of Hannah's passing, and we decided to found this day because when we went searching for support and services for our family when Hannah died, there was nothing in this country."
"This morning we all got up and had a calming breakfast", Plint says. "Hannah was the sunshine of our mornings. But we're sharing this day with the nation."
Plint says the awareness and national day like today is a day families can reflect together.
"We have 981 families on our database. Our oldest member is 89, she lost her son in 1952. And our youngest only drowned last week.
"We lose people of all races, religion, and colour. Water doesn't discriminate, it will take anybody."