How many trips to Virginia Beach will you be making this summer? Are you planning to stay for a week or just a weekend? Will you be renting a house with your family or staying in a hotel with friends? Whatever beach scenario you play out, you are sure to have a lot of great new memories by the end of the summer. To make sure you have a safe time you want to keep these important beach safety tips in mind with every trip to the sand:
Know How To Swim
At first glance, swimming looks easy but until you get into the water, you really aren’t sure of your talents. The ocean is extremely unpredictable. It helps to have a basic understanding of how to swim. You don’t need to practice like an Olympic swimmer but it would help to maybe take a few lessons. This is vitally important for children. Don’t think that they will know how to swim by just putting them in the water. Enrolling them in swim classes will be a great opportunity for them to learn all the basics.
Swim Near a Lifeguard
Lifeguards are posted along the shore to keep visitors safe. That is why you should always swim near a lifeguard. Additionally, you should also swim with a buddy. Many drownings involve people who are swimming alone. If you do get in the trouble and you have a friend with you, then they may be able to help.
Check In With the Lifeguard
Not only can the lifeguard help you if you get in trouble in the water but they will be able to tell you what conditions are like before you get wet. Lifeguards are constantly monitoring rip currents, water temperatures and the weather. They will be your best source for this type of information.
Use Sunscreen and Stay Hydrated
By now, you should be well aware of the potential dangers of exposing your skin to prolonged periods of direct sunlight. You can get the glow of a tan and still protect your skin. Along with sunscreen, you should also constantly be drinking water while at the beach. It’s very easy to become dehydrated which leads to heatstroke. It’s the kind of thing that can sneak up on you.
Secure Your Beach Gear
If you head down to the beach and see a lot of people flying kites, then you know it’s going to be windy. You need to take extra precaution securing your blankets, towels, chairs and especially your beach umbrella.
If any of your beach gear is broken or frayed, then you should consider replacing it before your next trip. To make room in your garage for the new beach gear you’ll want to clear out the old beach gear. That is where Junk King Richmond is going to be a big help. All it will take is one session with these junk removal experts and your entire garage will be clear of all its unwanted clutter.