Heading out for a day of water sports? Be sure to brush up on your safety tips before you head out!
Watersports can be a fun way to get some exercise and keep cool in the heat. Whether you are water skiing, kayaking, tubing, or just swimming, knowing common water sporting precautions can help make your water experience a safe one.
While most water interactions are harmless, sport goers run the risk of injury. If basic first-aid can be administered, promptly treat the wound. However, if faced with bleeding or swelling that is continuous, seek further medical care through an urgent care provider or the emergency room. Common water sporting injuries and ailments include:
To help keep you safe, check out these tips for water sporting precautions:
Remember that safety and fun go hand in hand on the water and taking these simple precautions can ensure you have a fun time while also preventing injuries and infections!
For more information on water safety, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/features/boatingsafety/
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