Who likes to swim? Swimming is a great exercise that builds muscle and develops endurance. It also is a great way to cool down during these hot summer days! In order to help you stay safe while participating in water activities, here are some helpful safety resources:
- Wear Life Jackets: Many of us enjoy boating on the lake or in the ocean. When boating, it is always recommended to wear a life jacket. Even if you know how to swim, an emergency could happen that may impair your swimming ability. Just like you wear seatbelts in cars, make sure you wear life jackets on boats to ensure your safety.
- Be Aware of Surroundings and Warning Signs: Sometimes when you are at the beach you may notice the lifeguard has put up a red flag. This flag notifies you that swimming conditions are dangerous. Avoid swimming when strong currents and riptides are present.
- Know Your Limits: Swimming should be a fun activity, not stressful! Take a break if you are feeling tired while swimming.
One of the great things about living in Florida is that we have multiple bodies of water to swim in such as lakes, pools, rivers and oceans. Be safe and have fun out there!
To learn more summer safety tips, visit https://thevillageshealth.com/summer-safety.