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Super Simple Tips to Remember to Stay Safe While Swimming

Reminder: Safety First on the Water with Your Loved Ones

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Safety awareness doesn't stop when you leave the job site. It's always good to have safety reminders that pertain to home and holiday safety too. Before your next family swim, review swimming safety tips including the importance of staying hydrated and what to do if you are caught in a rip tide.

Buddy System Graphic
Graphic from State Farm

Swimming to cool off in the hot weather is a favorite holiday activity. Keep these tips in mind to keep everyone safe at the beach, lake, pool or while boating.

  • Wear sunscreen and reapply often. Keep a first aid kit nearby.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water regularly.
  • Monitor local weather conditions.
Graphic from State Farm, Never Leave a Child Unattended Near Water
Graphic from State Farm

Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear a life jacket when near or in the water. Never leave children unattended near water. Maintain constant supervision, avoid distractions.

Graphic from State Farm, Avoid Distractions When Supervising Children Around Water
Graphic from State Farm

Never dive headfirst, especially at the beach or the lake.

Any beach with breaking waves may have rip currents which cause deaths every year. Alert swimmers to these tips at the beach:

  • Stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties.
  • If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore or float or tread water until out of the current, then swim toward shore.

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