RVN provides Water Safety Tips to help keep residents safe | Local News

As summer quickly approaches and water activities begin, River Valley Now reminds residents of the following water safety tips in order to help keep everyone safe.

Hanging out at the pool or the lake on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat. But before you dive in, here are some reminders regarding water safety.

Buddy up! Always swim with a partner, every time — whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which can make it hard to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in an emergency.

Get skilled. It’s good to be prepared. Above all, know how to swim. It’s never too late to learn. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life. Many organizations offer free classes for both beginning and experienced swimmers and boaters.

Know your limits. If you’re not a good swimmer or you’re just learning to swim, don’t go in water that’s so deep you can’t touch the bottom and…

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