Injury Prevention

Swimming


It’s fun to swim, but never swim without an adult around to watch you. Even if you are a great swimmer, it is always best to have an adult around for extra safety. When you are swimming, keep these tips in mind:
  • Never swim during a storm or when there is lightning.
  • Never swim alone. Always use the buddy system.
  • Swim only in safe, guarded areas.
  • Know how deep the water is.
  • Don’t dive or jump into water that is not at least 12 feet deep.
  • Don’t run around a pool, push people in or dunk other swimmers.
  • Don’t chew gum or eat food while swimming, diving or playing in the water.
  • Take swimming lessons.
  • Be extra careful in the ocean and don’t run into the waves, which can knock you down.
  • Rivers are very dangerous for swimming. It is best to stay out of them.

Last Update
May 23, 2008
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