Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-19 14:05:27 –
Monroe, LouisianaKTVE / KARD) — Now that summer has come, more people will enter the water, and safety will be a priority for many families.
The risk of drowning increases as water activity resumes in pools, lakes and beaches. However, there are some simple steps you can take to stay safe when jumping into the water.
Certified swimming instructor Catherine Laboy says that some of the most common causes of drowning are unawareness around you, lack of supervision, and inability to swim.
“The main first thing is to always look around and evaluate the surroundings to make sure they are safe before entering,” she said.
Laboy says the water can be too deep or too shallow to avoid injury, so you need to look before you dive into the water. She also said that swimming alone is never a good idea.
“Don’t swim alone. It’s not safe. It can cause cramps. Even the best swimmers are very dangerous. And always make sure someone knows where you are, especially when it comes to water. Please do, “says Laboy.
She also suggested that people take a water safety course. “I can even provide basic water survival,” she said.
Some parents say that putting their children in a swimming class gives them peace of mind when it comes to water.
“I think as a parent you always have that fear, but it’s much less,” Katie Budlock said.
Another parent said that just knowing the measurements of swimming safety can make a difference.
“I personally can’t swim. And I just want to keep the water safe. Knowing how to swim can save the lives of children and other children. It may be possible, “says Lasha Reynolds.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Other tips, Including “I know your limits”.
“Be careful of” too “. Too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much activity, “advises the CDC.
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