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Summer in Maine
Stay safe in the water

Suggestions when you're around water 

Now that summer is around the corner, it's time to think about water safety -- whether you plan a trip to the beach, home or community pool, or a nearby lake. 

The American Red Cross offers these safety tips:
• Always swim with a buddy; never swim alone. 
• Swim in supervised areas only. 
• Obey all rules and posted signs. 
• Watch out for the "dangerous too's" -- too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, or too much strenuous activity. 
• Don't mix alcohol and swimming. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance and coordination, affects your swimming and diving skills, and reduces your body's ability to stay warm. 
• Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first sign of bad weather. 
• Know how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies.


Health Information

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