Being in the water is one of the best parts of the warmer months, especially in Oakland County, a place home to a wide variety of great swimming spots, but it is incredibly important to stay safe while you are swimming. Review these swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.
During the summer there is plenty of fun to be had on the water when boating and swimming. It’s incredibly important to be prepared and review safety tips for boating, and it is equally important to keep an eye on the swimmers. Don’t forget the sunscreen and let the fun begin!
Being out in open water is one of the best parts of summer! But it’s vitally important to stay safe while you are swimming. Take a look at Oakland County Sheriff’s swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.
Swimming Safety Tips
When you’re out on the water it is very important to:
- Know how to swim
- Never swim alone
- Always swim in a designated area with a lifeguard on duty
- Keep an eye on little ones, they should never be more than a few feet away
- Never dive head first into water, diving in to water and not knowing how deep or shallow it is can cause serious injuries
- Never go swimming or operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol