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Whether you have a home pool, hot tub, or you’re at the beach, ocean, lake, river or stream, or even in the bathtub, water is water and drowning can happen!

water safety, drowning prevention

SO…. As we dive into the summer, here are some important reminders! BE WATER COMPETENT!

  • Know your limitations…medical conditions
  • Make sure there is a lifeguard on duty or have someone watching the water while you’re swimming.
  • Designate a “Water Watcher” and avoid distractions such as cell phones, ear buds, iPads, etc…
  • Wear a life jacket, especially while boating.
  • Understand your environment – River Currents, Ocean rip currents, Water temperature, Shallow or unclear water, Underwater hazards, such as vegetation or animals.
  • Know how to call for help!
  • Teach your children to always ask permission to go near water.
  • And finally, take specific precautions with adequate barriers. Fence around pools and spas making sure to separate the water from the house.

With One with the Water, we want to make sure you and your family are fully prepared for fun in the sun. And remember, the most effective way to prevent drowning is swim lessons!

*reference American Red Cross for more information on Water Safety.

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