Home > Uncategorized > Beach Safety Tips

Beach Safety Tips


(Photo courtesy StockVault.net)

Beach Safety Tips

More and more people are staying local for vacations due to the virus pandemic which means visiting local lakes/beaches. This article from WebMD shares tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the beach:

Watch the Rip Current – If at all possible, visit a beach with a lifeguard on duty. Drowning chances are cut down to 1 in 18 million where lifeguards are present. If you are caught in a rip current, swim to one side or the other until you can break free from the current. DO NOT attempt to fight the current because the current is faster than even an Olympic swimmer can swim.

Floating & Swimming – Use floats only in areas where you are able to swim. Use a tether or leash so you don’t lose the float/board.

Stop Sunburn – Choose the right sunscreen, don’t rely on just the SPF. Use sunscreens that have either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as they block both UVA & UVB rays. Reapply every 2 hours or so, sooner if you go into the water or are sweating.
Be sure to read the entire article from WebMDfor more tips on being safe at the beach!


Contact Us!

At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at mvpinsagency@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: