Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
No one wants to think about what could go wrong when they are out for a day of fun and celebration. However, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, it may be necessary when talking about safety on the water.
“Georgia’s lakes, rivers and other areas are great recreational resources, and their abundance makes them an easy and economically sound way to beat the heat in the summertime,” says Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver. “However, there needs to be a healthy amount of respect for what can go wrong when utilizing this resource. You need to know how to protect yourself, your loved ones and others on the water.”
What are some of the best ways that you can stay safe while swimming? Check out these following tips:
Many of these tips were found at the American Red Cross-Metro Atlanta Chapter website, where you also can find information about swimming safety classes, at www.atlantaredcross.org  .