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It’s summer, and everyone is trying to beat the heat!

Whether you spend most of your time at the pool, at the lake, or plan to travel to the beach, swimming is the ultimate summer activity. Along with the fun and relaxation, it is important to be aware of the dangers that come with water activities. We have compiled a few water safety tips and reminders that are sure to help you keep your family safe this summer.

  1. Swim Lessons: If you have a young child, think about enrolling them in swim lessons. Swim lessons help children get comfortable with the water and teach them water safety techniques.
  2. Monitor: If your child already knows how to swim, always keep an eye on them, even if there is a lifeguard present. If an emergency does occur, being attentive will allow you to act fast and help your child.
  3. Lifejackets and Floats: No matter your age, it is always a good idea to wear a lifejacket or use a floatation device if you are around a natural body of water, such as a river or lake. Even experienced swimmers can get tired or experience an emergency that require a lifejacket.
  4. Beach Safety: If you’re headed to the beach, make sure you understand the colored beach flags, and make sure to only swim when it is safe. It is also safer to swim near a lifeguard stand, in case of an emergency. Due to the ocean’s natural current, it can be very dangerous for children and adults to swim in the ocean. Keeping a life jacket or floats on your child will ensure that you child can enjoy the ocean water safely.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you enjoy the water this summer season! If you have been injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation at (502)771-0741.

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