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June 17, 2018

Three areas of concern for swimming in surf are:

1.  Being pulled out away from the shore by water action.

An “undertow” is water rushing out to the “sea” along the bottom while waves are coming in above the undertow.  If you are being pulled out, let the water take you...

June 16, 2018

Lakes, ponds and rivers are inviting places to swim, especially for young people. Dangers of these            swimming areas can include a number of unknowns.

Depth

Location of submerged objects

Clarity of the water

Bottom types

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June 15, 2018

Most young people like to jump and dive into water.

The keys to safe diving are knowing the answers to these questions:

1.   What is the depth of the water?

2.   What is on the surface of the water?

3.   What is under the surface of the water?

4.   What height you are...

June 14, 2018

Every year close to 300 children less than 5 years old accidentally drown in backyard swimming pools.  Some drown in their parent’s pool and some in relative or friends pools. 2000 young people survive near drowning, many resulting in permanent brain damage.  Drowning...

June 13, 2018

Swimming lessons are not recommended for children under three years old as far as learning to swim.  I personally would say late four years old would be the earliest a child should take real swimming classes. When a child takes a water class at nine months with his/her...

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