Water Safety Tips

We all know that one of the best ways to cool off on a hot Summer day is by heading where the water is! Whether that be the pool or the lake, water fun is a great way to spend a Summer day and beat the heat. The Small Country Campground pool is NOW open! We decided to open up earlier this year to give more opportunities for fun. Here are some tips for safe water fun for the whole family!

1) Never Swim Alone

  • Swimming completely alone is very dangerous even for the most experienced swimmers. Always make sure someone knows where you are swimming and can help if there is an emergency.

2) Know Your Limitations

  • If you are new to swimming or are not a particularly strong swimmer stay in areas that you are confident in. Avoid the deep end/places that you can’t stand or water with strong currents. Try staying close to the edge or shore. Never go out farther than you would be able to swim back in.

3) Sunscreen

  • Sunscreen is a must for any summer day spent outside. Make sure that you fully let your sunscreen set in before you jump in the water. Also make sure you reapply every two hours or every time you get out of the water.

4) Know The Waters

  • Being familiar with the body of water you are swimming in is important. Where are the lifeguard stations? Where are the ladders to exit the pool? How are the currents? Does the lake have a steep drop off? All of these are important to know before you jump in.

5) Diving With Caution

  • Diving into shallow water is extremely dangerous. Only dive into water that is at least 9 feet deep, and make sure your hands are fully extended and locked above your head. If you do not know how deep the water is, gently wade in first.