November 28, 2022 Water Safety
On a hot summer day, nothing beats your absolute favourite swimming hole. However, before you jump in, be conscious that water safety dangers could place you and your family in danger of an accident, illness, or injury.
Swimming is a wonderful sport for fitness and a fun activity to do with friends and family. Swimming recklessly, on the other hand, is a known cause of death among young people. A few simple tips and safety rules will keep you safe from swimming injuries and other mishaps that could lead to death.
Most state parks, beaches, and lakefront regions have designated swimming times and use flags to indicate where people can swim. Never swim outside of the designated areas. Swim under the guidance of a trained lifeguard, if possible.
Don’t be afraid to get out of the water if something feels wrong. If the current becomes too strong, rain begins to fall, or your body is simply not responding as it should due to fatigue or muscle cramps, leave and come back to the water another day. Following your instincts is always a smart option.
Before you go swimming, examine the water’s temperature and weather conditions. If the water temperature is cold, you should swim with a wetsuit and limit your time in the water. Swimming in the rain is unsafe, especially if there is thunder and lightning. If the weather changes, don’t be afraid to swim back to the beach.
When you go out to the water, whether with a swim mate or alone, always have a plan to deal with and face emergencies. Inform someone else of your plans. It is wise to have someone observing from the shore, prepared to act if you require assistance. Prepare for any eventuality and remove as much unpredictability as possible.
Don’t let panic cloud your judgement if caught in a rip current. You might be swept away from the shore in an instant. Because most rip currents are 100 feet wide, swimming parallel to the shore rather than towards it is the best way to avoid them. Try to relax and breathe while retaining your head above water, and don’t exhaust yourself by swimming against the current to get out of the rip.
Summer is the season for proper swimming preventive measures and extra steps to safeguard your skin from the sun. Check out the Water Coast Water Safety for more tips and training courses on staying safe in or around water this summer.
They are competent in responding to rescue situations and are proactively vigilant to prevent water incidents. The team’s expertise in beach management stems from their years of professional lifeguarding at various beaches across the world.