Your summer checklist isn’t complete without one key element: an awareness of water safety.
Before you pack the goggles, sunscreen, and flippers, be sure your family knows it. Water safety skills can help reduce drowning risk and give them life-saving tools. As parents, we must model water safety guidelines 100% to reinforce their importance.
Here’s a quick guide to water safety and how you can apply it for your next visit to Myrtle Beach.
AT THE POOL
Buddies and Life Vests
Swim only where lifeguards or water watchers can see you. Life jackets are essential and are designed for factors such as:
Swim sober, and never play breath-holding games.
DIVING IN: Head-first entry is for safe diving areas only. Avoid drains and openings that cause suction and could trap you.
AT THE WATER FEATURES
Go the Right Direction
Ride water slides sitting or laying down, feet first only. Going headfirst puts the rider at risk for head and spine injuries from hitting the pool bottom or walls. Any riding on one’s stomach is an unnecessary risk.
READ THE RULES: Heed size and weight restrictions posted. Riders below the threshold risk being thrown from the slide. Those above it could get stuck or move at unsafe speeds.
IN THE OCEAN
Swim in Calm Waters
Moving water, waves, and rip currents can carry you into dangerous conditions. Know your fitness and swimming capabilities, and respect the ocean’s power and unpredictability. Abide by rules and don’t venture out beyond safety buoys.
UNDERSTAND RIP CURRENTS: They pull away from the shore into the open ocean and are strong. Don’t fight against one. Instead, swim parallel to the shore if you’re caught in one until you’re out of it, then head for the shore.
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