What do you do when you live in central Texas during the hottest time of year? What else? SWIM!!
With many rivers and natural springs to choose from, the water is so very refreshing and filled with fun for the whole family. What can you do to stay safe when swimming?
Stay safe by following these helpful tips!
- Learn how to swim and teach your children to swim. Supervise them constantly and keep an eye on everyone around you. Even strong swimmers can drown.
- Know your limits and those of your children. If you’re too tired, too cold, or have had too much sun, take a break.
- Drink plenty of water. Just because you’re surrounded by water, doesn’t mean you’ll stay hydrated.
- Eat! Take plenty of snacks and other foods, especially if you plan a long day or afternoon tubing or at a water park.
- Keep an eye on the weather! The weather can change at a moment’s notice.
- Watch for strong currents. Like the weather, these can change quickly. Learn to recognize dangerous areas — water that is a weird color, really choppy, foamy, or filled with pieces of stuff.
- Wear life jackets when needed. Enough said!
- Learn how to prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) caused by germs and chemicals in the water we swim in.
- The CDC has a very detailed article on the subject. Take just a few minutes to read it. It could save your life!
There is so much fun to be had before summer ends, so get out there and find your own water-filled adventure!
Not sure where to start your Texas swimming adventure?
Here’s a few places we recommend:
In Seguin, Texas Seguin Tubes has floats down the Guadalupe River starting at just $13. You can even book online!
And after you’ve floated a few times be sure to stop by Court Street Coffee Shop for a refreshing summer drink. They have live music on the weekends.
A little further west is Landa Park Pool in New Braunfels, Texas. Take you’re own food, cooler, and chairs and spend the whole day!
Then stop by any of the three On the Grind locations for a quick pick-me-up on the drive home. You won’t regret it!