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Well, It’s that time of year: Swimming Safety

SWIMMING RULES

  • Always swim with a buddy.
  • Swim only in the areas that have a lifeguard.
  • Stay out of the water when you are  very tired, very cold or over heated.
  • Follow all swimming rules posted at the swimming area.
  • Obey the lifeguard’s instruction.
  • If you can’t see the bottom of the pool in the deep end or the water is cloudy, don’t swim there.
  • Avoid swimming at night in unlighted areas
  • Don’t chew gum or eat while swimming, you could choke.
  • don’t push shove or run near the water, horseplay can be dangerous.
  • Get out of the water immediately if you see lightening or hear thunder. Lightening can strike from 10 miles away.
  • Swim a safe distance away from diving boards and slides. Never swim under them.
  • Never swim near a dam or boat ramp
  • Avoid swimming in river currents
  • Always be aware of riptides and ocean currents.
  • Always assess the situation before entering any body of water.
  • Always wear or be knowledgable of  the locations of life-vests and life saving equipment.

RULES FOR POOL SLIDES

  • Slides should be at the deep end of pools so that the entry is into at least 8 feet of water and away from diving areas.
  • Go down feet first or in a sitting position. Going down head first is dangerous – you could injure your head, neck or back.

RULES FOR THE BEACH         

  • Always know where the nearest lifeguard stand is.
  • Be sure you know the surf conditions before you get in the water. (riptides and currents)
  • Check for warning flags.
  • Observe danger signs.
  • Swim well away from piers, pilings and diving platforms.
  • Be on the lookout for dangerous marine life.
  • Do not swim with or amongst any marine life. They and you could be mistaken for food to larger predators.
  • If you swim out from shore, remember you have to swim back (possibly against a strong current)
  • If you are caught in a current, don’t try to fight it or swim against it. You can make it back to shore by swimming away from it by swimming perpendicular to the current. (don’t panic)
  • Don’t let anyone pressure you into a dangerous situation or stunt.

RULES FOR WATERPARK  SLIDES, FLUMES AND WAVE POOLS

  • Be sure all areas have a lifeguard.
  • Position yourself carefully before you go down any slide.
  • Don’t be pressured into a stunt
  • In a wave pool be sure you know how deep the water will be when the wave is activated and running.
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