Essential Tips for Summer

Visiting a pool, lake, beach or water park can be a great way to spend a hot summer day. Since everyone’s excitement levels will be sky-high by the time you get there, prepare everyone by going over rules and expectations before arriving.

Make Sure Everyone Knows How To Swim

Even little ones should know swimming basics, how to tread water and what to do if they swallow water.

Designate a ‘Water Watcher’

Confirm who will take over when you
need a break.

Take a Photo of Your Child in
Their Swimsuit

Have your kids wear bright colored
swimsuits/clothes. Take pictures of them
in both outfits so you have updated
photos to share in case they get lost.

Assess the overall layout and water depths. If you are at a public place, point out lifeguards and other personnel to your kids so they know who to turn to in case they get lost.

sun safety tips

When it comes to fun in the sun, it can be easy to overdo it. Drink water and use sunscreen to protect yourself from dehydration and sunburn. Keep this chart handy so you will know what to look for and what to do in case of more dire symptoms.