IVGID tip of the week: Be safe in the water — indoors and out | SierraSun.com

IVGID tip of the week: Be safe in the water — indoors and out

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Tip of the week” is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and other services the district provides.

Summer is right around the corner, which means fun at the beach and pool. Here are few things to consider when playing around in the water this summer:

Remember that Lake Tahoe’s water can be very cold just under the warm surface. Cold water and high altitude make for very different swimming conditions. Please pay close attention anytime you are around water.

Drowning is not like it is portrayed on TV. Drowning is usually very silent with no warning and very little to no splashing. This is due to the victim putting all effort into keeping head above the water. They will rarely have the ability to scream and splash.

Parents must keep a vigilant eye on children whenever near water as a disaster may occur within only a few moments of distraction. Don’t ever take the safety of your loved ones for granted around the water, and always make sure they are with you.

IVGID Parks & Recreation Aquatics has swimming lessons and programs for every age to better prepare for water safety

Mark your calendar: Summer Swim Lessons registration begins June 10. Please call 775-832-1310, or visit our website for more information about our Aquatic Programs: http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

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