These 9 Beach Safety Rules Can Seriously Save Your Life

The lazy days of summer are no time to get lazy about water safety.

Know your family’s swimming strengths and skill-levels

BlueOrange-Studio/ShutterstockSwimming in the ocean requires more strength and skill than swimming in a pool (which is why it torches calories). So-so swimmers may struggle when confronted with waves and currents, so unless you feel confident that you or a member of your family can handle the surf, stick to the shoreline.

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