Summer water safety tips

It is important for everyone to stay safe with the months of summer right before our eyes. You never know what could happen to you or a loved one. Summer is about getting a break and having a good time but sometimes it can get out of hand and here are some tips to help you stay safe whether it is in the water or outside of it.

Try to avoid going into the water or anywhere unknown by yourself. Always stay with a friend, family member or someone you trust. When in the water, find your safe boundary and do your best to stay in that boundary. When at a water park/beach make sure to pay attention to warning signs and to your surroundings, especially places without lifeguards and or adult supervision. Always make sure to read and follow any rules posted.

When out at night, make sure you have a phone and that it’s charged. Aslo make sure you have signal where you are in case you need to call anyone. Avoid going anywhere unknown to you. Be cautious with every action you take this summer and stay safe!! Bellow are a few more tips to stay safe.

According to the American Red Cross here’s some safety tips on swimming and being in the water:

  • Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.
  • Even if you do not plan on swimming, be cautious around natural bodies of water including ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.