Secondary Drowning: What Every Parent Should Know

Consider this scenario: You were out enjoying a sunny afternoon swimming at the lake and your child seemed to swallow or inhale a small amount of water. They cough for a minute or so, and then they seem fine. You might think nothing of it since kids (and adults) often accidentally swallow some water when swimming, … Read more

7 Tips to Avoid Getting Sunburned at the Beach

The sun can feel absolutely blissful especially after a stretch of cloudy, rainy weather or after a long winter. People love getting out in the sun and they especially love spending time at the beach after dreary days. Relaxing on the beach with a good book, listening to the waves softly lap on the shore, … Read more

Top 12 Fun Beach Activities for Toddlers

Sunny summer days spent playing and splashing at the beach can quickly become some of your toddler’s fondest memories. They’ll look back on these days and place them among the best and most fun times they enjoyed when they were little. If they’re like many people, they’ll never outgrow their love for the beach. With … Read more

7 Essential Supplies Every Boat Should Have

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Nothing is more refreshing than being out on the open seas, with the wind in your hair and the sea salt in your face. Or maybe cruising across a clear lake with fresh air all around you. Whatever your pleasure, being prepared is crucial before stepping foot in your boat for it’s maiden voyage. When … Read more

Backyard Pool Safety Tips

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When the heat of the summer sun gets a little too much to bare, people will take refuge at the beach or at a pool. Public beaches and pools normally have lifeguards on duty to ensure the safety of all participants at the facility. This is not the case with household pools you find in … Read more

Should My Dog Wear a Life Vest?

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Many pet owners assume that their dogs know how to swim. It is the general assumption that dogs are born being natural swimmers. However, this assumption is not entirely accurate and some may need help to learn how to swim. Even though there are dogs that are pretty good swimmers, it is always best to … Read more

What’s the Best Way to Check the Buoyancy of your PFD?

The first test of your personal flotation device (PFD) shouldn’t happen during a boating crisis. Being tossed into unfriendly waters in a life jacket that doesn’t fit or isn’t properly secured can be a potentially deadly mistake that is easily avoided. Being familiar with your life jacket is the first key to your safety on … Read more

Snorkeling Tips For Beginners

Snorkeling is a fun sport that almost anyone can enjoy. Families with small children can view shallow reefs as they look for colorful fish. Those with knee problems or bad backs, can float along, searching for corals and other marine life. Even those who aren’t strong swimmers can participate in snorkeling trips. Flotation devices called … Read more

How to Remove Mildew, Mold, and Smells From a Life Jacket

At the start of summer, when you pull your life jackets out of storage, you may find them showing signs of mold or mildew. This occurs when a life jacket is stored before it is completely dried. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to shop for a new one. There are two … Read more

8 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

Now that the warm weather is here, it is all about fun in the sun. Children are more likely to want to go to the beach, lake, or swimming pool more often. Taking your kids boating or lounging by the water is a great way to spend quality time with the family, but it can … Read more