Tips for a fun and safe summer.
- Enroll kids in swim lessons. Risk of drowning is decreased by as much as 88% when children ages 1-4 take swimming lessons.
- Swim with a buddy. It’s a best practice for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
- Enter the water feet first. Serious injuries can occur from diving head first into unknown water like rivers and lakes.
- Have a phone handy. No matter where you are swimming, the ability to call 911 could be a lifesaver.
- Learn CPR. Knowing CPR could mean the difference between life and death. Click the button below to find a class in your area today.
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- Cover up. Dress in loose clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.
- Protect your eyes. Wear sunglasses that block 99% of UV light.
- Lather up. Use broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen and reapply every two hours.
- Find a shady spot. Limit direct sun exposure between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion, a life-threatening condition.