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Water Safety Tips for Your Time on the Lake

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This summer, as you pack up and get ready for a day out on the lake, be sure you bring all of the necessities: including your safety guidelines! Water can be very dangerous and unpredictable, and we tend to forget that. But with these few tips, we’re certain you’ll be on your way to playing it safe, and having a great time while you’re at it!


Bring Appropriate Life Vests for Everyone


The United States Coast Guard requires that there be a life vest for everyone on the boat! No matter the type, make sure you at least have one per person. Then make sure they’re all adjusted to fit everyone appropriately. Even if you and your friends can swim, it’s safer to have them on hand. If anyone on the boat can’t swim (or if anyone is of the age of 12 or younger), they must wear a life vest!


Make Sure Your Boat has a Buoy or Rescue Device


It’s better to be safe than sorry. If someone is struggling out in the water, it’s safer to throw a buoy than to jump in after them. Carrying a body through the water is tough; you could end up harming the both of you. Throw, don’t go!


Don’t Swim Near Other Water Craft


It’s not safe to swim near other boats or jet skis. You may be able to see them, but sometimes they can’t see you!


Know Your Limits


Be a safe swimmer. Know your limits and your strength, and don’t take any risks. Swimming in lakes isn’t the same as swimming in a pool. Sometimes water is murky; should you slip underneath, you’d be hard to find! If you’re feeling weak and tired, make sure you wear your life vest.


We hope these tips help you stay safe this summer! Above all, don’t forget to have fun- just be safe while doing so!


 


 


 


 




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