Summer is the perfect time for many activities. It’s great to take advantage of the warm weather and have fun with family and friends, get some sun and lots of exercise.
You can accomplish all the above at the same time with swimming.
Like any other recreational activity, swimming has some important safety guidelines to keep in mind so you can maximize your enjoyable time in the water. Whether you’re in a pool, or exploring the expanses of a lake or ocean, here are some tips for a fun and safe experience for yourself and those you’re with.
- Always monitor the children in the water. For parents or other adults supervising children, it’s time to be vigilant and alert when the kids are in the water, even if they are good swimmers. Make sure inexperienced swimmers and young children wear a life vest and keep a close enough distance to be able to quickly intervene if trouble occurs.
- Try not to swim by yourself. It’s best to only swim with others and where a lifeguard is on duty, especially if you’re swimming in a lake or ocean. That way, the conditions of the water and other safety protocols are being carefully monitored along with your swimming.
- Don’t drink alcohol while swimming. While pool parties, boat trips on the lake or visits to the beach often involve alcohol for those of legal age, try to reduce or avoid consuming alcohol at those times. Alcohol can impair judgment and affect coordination, which will limit how well a person can swim. It can also be a significant distraction when monitoring your children.
There are many ways for you and your loved ones to stay safe when swimming this summer. These are just a few key safety tips to keep in mind as you enjoy this wonderful activity.
For more information or to ask questions about swimming safety, visit our website or call 815-288-9622.
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