TWO medallists from the London Olympics visited Albury yesterday.
Australian kayaking sensation David Smith, who won gold, and silver medal-winning sailor Nina Curtis hit the Border as part of the Sun Sound tour.
Promoting awareness about the importance of sun safety, Smith and Curtis urged locals to protect their skin when hearing the Sun Sound song during the hot months.
Sun Sound will play regularly on loud speakers at Albury Swim Centre for the rest of the summer to help remind people to protect themselves with hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing and shade.
Sun Sound is a jingle produced by musician Ben Lee.
Albury is among more than 60 swimming centres taking part in the campaign.
Megan Savin, from the Cancer Council, said the message about sun safety was simple.
“We know that many teens get sunburnt simply because they forget to protect themselves,” Ms Savin said.
“Sun Sound is a friendly reminder played at the very places you could get sunburnt in the region.
“We hope that the entire community will get behind the campaign and help spread the word of what to do when you hear Sun Sound.”
Australia has among the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
Two in three Australians will develop some form of skin cancer by the age of 70.