With nicer weather, many people are hitting the water. Whether in a boat or swimming in a lake, stay safe this summer while in the water. Have a summer of safety with these water safety tips from the Accident Recovery Team.
Swimmer and Water Safety
When swimming in a pool or lake, water safety means to stay in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Always swim with a buddy and don’t allow anyone to swim alone. When children are swimming, it’s important to provide close and constant attention, even when a lifeguard is present. This is still relevant regardless of how well the child can swim or how shallow the water is. When people are swimming, it’s important to avoid distractions including cell phones. Whenever in a group, it’s recommended to designate a “water watcher” to supervise the swimmers.
When swimming is on the agenda, be sure to bring along the proper water safety equipment. Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets whenever around water. Don’t rely on water wings, swim rings, inflatable toys or other items designed for water recreation to replace adult supervision. It’s also important to have appropriate equipment, such as reaching/throwing equipment, a cell phone and a first aid kit.
Before hitting the water, always check that your boat equipment is in good working order. Also remember to pack the essentials: water, sunscreen and a first aid kit. As you are boating with family and friends the Accident Recovery Team encourages you to wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives and are essential for everyone on board. Water safety means that even strong swimmers need life jackets and children should wear a life jacket at all times.
With more people on the water during the summer, boat collisions and accidents are more likely to occur. Water safety should be a priority because injuries from boat accidents in Kansas can be serious. Kansas has many lakes and a boat collision is a likely accident that can happen on any outing. If you are involved in a boat collision, first seek immediate medical attention. Retain all information possible about your injuries and the situation that led to the boat collision.
Accident Recovery Team is Here for You
If you have questions after a water-related accident and need a committed, experienced personal injury attorney, please reach out. Contact any of the attorneys at the Accident Recovery Team to schedule a free consultation. Recover from your injuries and have peace of mind with the Accident Recovery Team on your side.