Water Safety

Learn and practice the following safe habits in relation to water activities:

  • Always watch small children around any body of water.
  • Teach your children to swim for their own protection.
  • Do not combine alcohol intake with boating or swimming.
  • Be careful when at the beach. Waves and rip currents can take you off your feet quickly.

Rip Currents

Knowing how to react to rip currents can save your life:

  • Keep your feet on the bottom as much as possible when swimming in surf conditions.
  • Remain calm if a rip current begins to pull you away from shore.
  • Regain your footing if possible.
  • Call for help immediately if you can't swim well.
  • Swim parallel to shore to get out of the current.