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Swimming In the Ocean This Summer?

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • Whenever you’re given the chance to swim in the ocean, you should always dive in with caution and common sense.
  • Don’t swim alone.
  • Don’t further fuel the effects of dehydration by forgetting to hydrate or drinking too much alcohol.
  • Know how to look out for rip currents, rip tides, and interpret beach warning flags.
  • If you plan ahead and practice precaution, you’ll have the time of your life, with safety on your side.
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Summer Safety Tips When You're Swimming in the Ocean

Few things in life are more majestic – or relaxing – than the ocean. You’re not wrong if you feel a little lighter each time you leave the beach.

According to scientists, the sound of the ocean activates the parasympathetic nervous system, slowing us down and allowing us to feel more engaged.

Don’t let a perfect day of swimming in the ocean go sideways because you overlooked a few words of wisdom. Here are eight things to keep in mind as you get ready for a summer of mind and body relaxation.


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