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Water Safety (Recreational)

 

 
 

Playing in the water - whether swimming, boating or diving - can be fun. It can also be dangerous, especially for children. Being safe can help prevent injuries and drowning. To stay safe in the water

  • Avoid alcohol when swimming or boating
  • Wear a life jacket whenever you're in a boat
  • Don't swim alone, or in bad weather
  • Learn CPR
  • Learn to swim and teach your children to swim
  • Supervise your children when they are in the water
  • Prevent sunburns - use plenty of sunscreen
 

 

 
 
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