Ocean Safety

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Ocean Safety

The greatest safety precaution that can be taken at the beach is to recognize the danger of rip currents and always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards. According to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) rip currents account for over 80% of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards.  The USLA suggests the following safety precautions to help you stay safe:

  • Swim Near A Lifeguard
  • Learn To Swim
  • Never Swim Alone
  • Don't Fight The Current
  • Swim Sober
  • Leash Your Board
  • Don't Float Where You Can't Swim
  • Life Jackets = Boating Safety
  • Don't Dive Headfirst, Protect Your Neck
  • At Home, You're The Lifeguard