Your Body: Summer Swimming Safety Tips

What better way to enjoy the summer heat than taking a dip in the pool?

Swimming is a great activity for everyone but it can easily turn into a safety and health risk.

Since every summer accidental drownings occur, never take your eyes off a child, even for a second.

If swimming in oceans or lakes, always try to use a buddy system. And don’t rely on water wings for babies. They can provide a false sense of security, slip off and kids can jump in without having them on.

Finally, if you can’t swim, take lessons. It’s never too late to learn.

Source: WBAL