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How to safely enjoy your beach: Do's

  • Learn to swim
  • Swim near a lifeguard
  • Use sunscreen to avoid sunburn or damage to your skin
  • If you are in trouble, call or wave for help
  • Follow lifeguard directions
  • Watch for trash and other signs of pollution
  • Swim in an even line with the shore if you want to swim a long way
  • Only build beach fires where signs say they are allowed
  • Report any dangers you see to lifeguards or other beach workers

What not to do
Learn more about what to do and not to do on the beaches web site for grownups

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