When swimming in rivers, lakes, and the sea, you absolutely must pay attention to these things to keep yourself safe.
- Warm-up the body
This is said to be the first of the rules to be followed by the exercises, jogging 1 interval will help you avoid cramps when soaking in the water. You should not exercise too much before swimming and slowly enter the water, absolutely do not rush into the water because the body needs time to adapt due to the temperature of the terrestrial environment and in the water, there is a difference.
- Observe and take precautions against offshore currents and whirlpools
Take approximately 5-10 minutes to observe dangerous signs and identify offshore currents. Offshore currents are compared to small rivers, formed when seawater is brought continuously to the shore, gathering into a direct flow to the sea. And of course, it takes everything that falls on it far from the shore. According to the experience of seafarers, where the water is calm, almost no waves, it is where the water is far from the shore.
When you fall into swirling water, swirls will immediately take you, spin panic and pull you to the bottom quickly. If accidentally caught in a whirlpool, the only way out is to let the whirlpool outwards and swim around.
- Do not swim too far from shore, pay attention to danger warning signs
When swimming too far from shore, you will face big waves with unexpected risks that are unpredictable. Therefore, to ensure safety when swimming, you need to pay close attention, and should not be farther than 15m from the shore, in areas deeper than 5m so that when having an incident, the rescuers can quickly move out for support. River and lake areas with deep-sea levels and eddy currents are all stuck with danger signs and bathing is prohibited. You should also observe carefully and do not ignore this warning.
- Do not shower on high waves
Viewing weather forecasts or mastering weather information at sea will help you know whether or not to swim at that time. When high winds, strong waves or storms that you plunge into the sea, the risk of an accident will be very high. But if you find that the coast is unusually quiet, the water recedes, or there are a lot of flying birds, you should go ashore immediately, looking for a high place to hide.
- Do not swim or bath near cliffs, wharves or pillars
One note when going swimming is that you should not swim near places like cliffs, piers, columns. Waves often hit quite hard at cliffs, bridges, so you just plunged into Swimming in these areas is really unsafe. Besides, this is also an area of many mollusks hiding, very easy to attack you suddenly.