“Know your swimming ability, and if you know that you can’t swim, either wear a life jacket or invest in swim lessons.
It’s an important life skill that everybody should have. It really starts there. Everybody wants to have fun, but it needs to be safe.”
“Wear sunscreen. Put it on every time after you swim, or if you’re just swimming a lot.
It’s been cloudy this summer and kind of rainy, and people probably don’t realize when they swim, they (should) still wear sunscreen even if it’s cloudy out(side).
Just keep re-applying, and it’ll save you at the end of the day when you go home.”
“An (important) thing is technology — sometimes, (I) see parents out here on their phones while their kids are swimming, and that’s just not (good).
Obviously, there are lifeguards out here to watch, but also parents need to keep an eye on their kids.”
“Make sure you’re drinking water. It’s important to stay hydrated.
Being in the water is not a form of hydrating.You want to still keep drinking water. That way, you won’t cramp up.”