Maintain good health and hygiene before swimming. Shower before entering the pool. Use the buddy system! Always swim with a friend. Learn how to swim!
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- Maintain good health and hygiene before swimming. Shower before entering the pool. Use the buddy system! Always swim with a friend. Learn how to swim! Enroll in classes or have a friend or family member teach you. Swimming Pool Safety Tips
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- Only swim in designated areas. Dont dive off the shallow end. Obey NO DIVING signs. Obey the pool rules.
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- DO NOT drink the pool water. DO NOT run around the pool. No pushing. No dunking or rough play.
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- Alcohol and water DO NOT mix. DO NOT chew gum or eat while swimming. Watch for changing weather conditions. Be Sun Smart ~ Use at least SPF 15+ Sunscreen
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- Keep an eye on yourself Watch for the TOOs TOO tired TOO far from shore/safetyTOO much sun TOO cold TOO much strenuous activity
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- Swim where lifeguards are present. Learn how to swim! Enroll in classes or have a friend or family member teach you. Use the Buddy System Always swim with a friend. Beach Safety Tips
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- Some things you might need at the beach: Bottles of water Sunscreen ~ use at least SPF 15+ Sunglasses Pail and Shovel ~ To collect seashells Beach Bag Snacks Blanket or Chair Towel Cooler Umbrella
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- Dont swim while drinking alcohol or using drugs. Watch for changing weather conditions. Be Sun smart. Use at least SPF 15+ Sunscreen
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- Waves come in many strengths and sizes. Be very careful and pay close attention to warning flags.
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- Panama City Beach Flag Warning System A GREEN flag means that the water is calm. The undertow is slight to non-existent and it is safe to swim using the proper amount of caution! A YELLOW flag indicates the presence of light surf or currents and additional caution should be used while swimming in the Gulf. A RED flag indicates the presence of strong surf and currents. Swimming in these conditions is not recommended as it presents a very high hazard to all swimmers. DOUBLE RED A DOUBLE RED flag, however, means that the water is closed to the public! No one is allowed in the water when a double red flag is posted! A PURPLE flag indicates the presence of marine pest in the water such as jellyfish, stingrays or dangerous fish.
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- Dont swim towards the shore. Wait until you dont feel the rip current pulling you anymore! Rip Currents Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. If caught in a rip current, dont fight it! You cant see Rip Currents, but theyre there.
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- Swim to the side to stay alive! Rip Currents Swim to the side until you feel the current relax, then swim to shore. Most rip currents are narrow, and a short, swim to the side will bring you to safety.
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