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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!

 

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