Water Safety Beyond the Basics: Some Essentials to Know!
Water safety is a shared responsibility. Learning to swim goes hand in hand with being safer in the water- in and around. Nevertheless, water safety is a vast concept, much more than merely knowing the basics of swimming! At Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, we offer various aquatic exercises that offer many benefits. Such aquatic activities require full-body resilience, accurate breathing techniques and coordination aptitudes to move confidently. While such aquatic exercises may look exciting, it is a necessity that everyone should be aware of water safety that goes beyond the basics.
Our instructors provide essential swimming skills, attentive supervision, and water safety training to all the swimmers. However, please take note of some basic swimming techniques that every child and adult must know to feel happy, relaxed, comfortable and safe in the water.
Water Safety Beyond the Basics
Know your Abilities- One key factor in water safety is comprehending your swimming abilities. Many times, people put themselves at risk when they overvalue their abilities. This is particularly true of children and teens; so supervision is required- which we continuously provide at our centre.
- Learn the essentials of swimming, and encourage your family to do the same.
- Understand the basics of CPR, first aid and safe water entries.
Know the Environment- Firstly, get to know the surroundings when you visit a pool, lake, or another place to swim. Understand the water depth; your water entry must be feet first the first time. Set boundaries with other swimmers. Make sure that there is always a lifeguard on duty. Take note that shallow water is safer for beginners or the feet-first entries, while deep water is secure for diving and experienced swimmers.
- Inspect the water for possible hazards such as sharp rocks and rip tides.
- Know the water deepness and conditions.
Know how to React
Everyone should be able to identify when someone is in distress. If you see someone in distress in the water, know your limitations because such situations require experts. You may be able to help by throwing a life ring or buoy or by extending a safety hook. Always remember to-
- Stay calm and call for help.
- Be prepared to respond at a moment.
- Prevent aquatic emergencies by reducing risks.
Aquatic activities work incredibly for all ages, offering various health benefits. Remember to learn the basics of proper breathing, floating, getting in and out of the water, coordinating limbs, or basic swimming strokes. At Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, we are committed to providing clean maintained pools. Our qualified and experienced trainers support participants of all ages and abilities to progress through our Learn to Swim Program.
Remember, continuous improvement in water safety knowledge will improve your fitness routine and make your aquatic experiences more enjoyable. Have a safe swim!