underwater view of swimmersHuman Resources offers swimming safety tips in a message sent Monday to UWindsor employees.

Human Resources shares tips on swimming safety

As the summer heats up, many will seek refuge in the pool or at the beach.

In a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty, Human Resources shares tips to help ensure that water activities are safe as well as fun:

  • Keep rescue equipment close at hand. If swimming in a public pool or beach, look for and read the safety signs.
  • Walk, do not run, on the pool deck.
  • Rather than inflatable floating aids, wear a life jacket that is the right size for your weight.
  • Watch for hazards and underwater traps.
  • Never swim alone. Use a buddy system and watch out for each other.

Before visiting a beach in Windsor-Essex, check the health unit website for safety information and updates, and the results of the most recent water quality tests.

Read the entire Wellness Tip of the Week.