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Water Safety

 

OSU Wellness Aquatics Coordinator Adam Parks talks about the importance of water safety.

 

Whether you're swimming at the Colvin or spending an afternoon at the lake, water safety is an important thing to know before diving in.

 

OSU Wellness Aquatics Coordinator Adam Parks talks about the importance of knowing the risks involved with water and precautions you can take to avoid dry drowning, sunburns, and more.

 

Learn more about how to keep your summertime adventures hazard free in this segment of #AsktheExperts.

 

Check out these #watersafety tips:

Test your knowledge on what and what NOT to do for a day on the water.

 

Tip 1: Although you should avoid swimming after eating a large meal, you SHOULD NOT swim or exercise on a completely empty stomach. Pack a healthy snack to enjoy before getting in the water.

 

Tip 2: Sunblock is incredibly important to the well-being of your skin. You should ALWAYS apply sunscreen about 15-20 minutes before getting in the sun.

 

Tip 3: Just because you're in the water, doesn't mean that you're hydrated. Make sure to drink PLENTY of water while swimming, and avoid consuming dehydrating beverages such as alcohol.

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