It is a very pleasant thing to go to the beach in the summer. At the seaside, you can sunbathe or swim to make your body healthier. But at the same time, according to the World Health Organization, drowning is one of the main causes of the three major accidents in the world. So, even if you like the beach anymore, you should also pay attention to and follow some safety rules.
- Don’t swim alone
Swimming alone is a safety hazard, and even experienced athletes aren’t spared. The sinister aspect of drowning is that it happens quietly and almost unconsciously. If you are going to the beach, it is best to go with your companion who can swim. And when someone between your plans to go into the water, you have to agree on it. Then you can have care and help each other. Of course, it is also important to choose a safe place.
- Don’t jump into the water
If you are in a strange place, the sea in front of you can’t restrain your impulse, but you can’t be too impulsive, you should walk slowly. This is especially true when faced with less transparent lakes or rivers. Transparent seawater can also cover up the danger, you have to remember the refraction of light. In some cases, you may think that depth is enough to jump safely, but if you practice with your body, you are likely to get hurt.
- Observed temperature
The effects of overheated temperatures (a headache, nausea, dizziness) can happen at any time, and you can be caught off guard in the water. When you are stuffy, jumping into the water can cause syncope, resulting in “sexual” drowning due to emotional agitation or a sharp drop in temperature. In severe cases, sudden cardiac reflexes stop, clinical death occurs, sinking into the water.
- Don’t arrange a game
Some forms of entertainment, such as swimming competitions, seem interesting, but can also lead to a tragic ending. Excessive adrenaline and excitement prevent people from correctly assessing the situation. In addition, too much enthusiasm will allow you to win the game, but it may make you feel completely powerless from the shore. Even if you are joking, don’t dive under the swimmers, grab the other’s limbs or grab them. In this case, a panicked person may kick you in the subconscious for freedom.
- Assess other risks
In a lot of muddy lakes, it is a place where harmful microorganisms and bacteria often live. To make matters worse, there may be small stones or even broken glass inside. Think twice before you enter them. Avoid swimming in places where ducks, geese, and other waterfowl with flatworms, worms, and larvae are present. This can lead to cercaria. This disease is not fatal, but it will make you very uncomfortable.
- How to deal with cramps?
To avoid cramps, you should do some warm-up exercises before entering the water. If you still have cramps in the water, then the most important thing to remember is not to panic. In most cases, cramps may be related to the gastrocnemius. You can grasp the toes of the injured leg with your hand, pull it toward yourself, and pull the heel off.
- Pay attention to your breathing
If you want to try diving or see the underwater world, you should swim with the help of some devices. Frequent deep breathing, as well as prolonged delays, can cause apnea, dizziness, and even loss of consciousness. The amount of time we spend underwater depends more on the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, not the amount of air collected in the lungs. The more it is, the faster the brain sends a signal to the chest, and we can’t help but take a breath.
- Inflatable toys will give you a feeling of false confidence
It is best to leave an air mattress on the beach. Under the influence of the hot sun and salt water, the mattress may be deflated at the most inappropriate time to reduce the size. And it can also be blown away by a gust of wind, allowing you to quickly move away from the shore. Children often try to use the swim ring to dive together, but if you accidentally turn your head underwater, your legs are up. This is very troublesome. In addition, the inflated part is also easy to fall off, such as when lifting the arm.
- Remember the color of the beach banner and its meaning
If you are on vacation abroad, pay special attention to the color of the beach flag and its meaning, as there will be corresponding and comprehensive tips next to the beaches in some developed countries.
- White or green: Allow swimming.
- Yellow: Moderate swimming. Allow swimming, but be careful.
- Red: Swimming is forbidden. Double red: Even if it enters the water, it is forbidden.
- Black: The probability of a shark attack. In some countries, such as Russia, it may also mean that swimming is prohibited.
- Violet or blue: dangerous marine life in coastal areas.
- Brown, rare orange: water is contaminated.
- Red-yellow: Two will be placed, indicating the area where the rescuer is on duty.
- Black and white: the place to surf. Be careful not to collide with athletes.
- Blue flag with pictures: This is one of the best beaches in the world, meeting the highest standards.
- Swimming at night
Many people seem to think that swimming at night is exciting and very unusual, for which they have a great passion for swimming at night. There is no clear ban on this kind of entertainment, but we must understand that swimming in the dark is much more dangerous than swimming during the day. First of all, there are no rescuers on the beach at night. If you need help, no one can help you. Second, you may get hurt by stepping on something you didn’t see.