FUN FACT: Swimming is a low-impact aerobic workout that uses most of your muscle groups.
Most water-related accidents can be avoided by following a few simple tips.
Some of the best parts of summer are the water activities. But whether you're swimming or boating, safety should be top of mind.
Be sure to supervise children. An adult should always be watching at a public pool or beach. Kids also should know not to dive into an unfamiliar area. The water might be shallow or there may be rocks.
While boating or jet skiing, make sure that everyone, regardless of his or her swimming skill, wears a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Keep in mind that an adult-sized life jacket will not work for a child. Before heading out on a boat, tell someone on land. Also, check the weather report for unexpected conditions.
Once you know that you and your family will be safe, you can enjoy the water—worry-free.
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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