4 Lake Safety Tips For Summer Swimming

Hitting the lake is a staple activity for north Texans. Wylie residents in particular enjoy being in such close proximity to Lake Lavon, which offers swimming, camping, fishing, boating and more. Before you jump in, though, be sure to review the following safety tips to avoid any lake-related accidents. Following lake safety instructions will ensure a great time for you and your family.

1. Check before you jump

Taking a dip in the lake can be a refreshing and fun way to enjoy a day at Lake Lavon. Before you dive in, make sure someone wades around in the water to check for debris, tree stumps, metal, or glass that may be lurking beneath the surface. Once you get the OK, jump!

2. Always wear a lifejacket

People often skip this simple practice when on a boat or Jet Ski, but wearing one can save your life. While they may be a bit uncomfortable to wear, the risks associated with not wearing one are far worse. If you find yourself in the water without a life jacket, you’ll be surprised how quickly our bodies can wear out.

3. Watch out for rip currents

While rip currents aren’t very common, they do occur around rocky ledges and other similar formations. They can quickly pull a swimmer away from the designated swimming area, creating a potentially serious situation. The best prevention is to avoid areas where rip currents are likely to happen.

4. Never swim alone

You’ve probably heard about the buddy system since you were a child yourself, and this stays true when you are swimming. Always have someone else look out for you while you’re in the water. This is especially important for children. This practice may save a life.

 

Now that you’ve brushed up on your safety tips, you’re ready to head to Lake Lavon! While you’re in Wylie, be sure to stop by and give our community a visit.

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