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water safety kids

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by michigan1022, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    do your kids ever use a life jacket or arm floats or swim vests when swimming, in lakes, rivers, pools, while boating or fishing, yes or no
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lifeguard certified at 16 as well as a white water instructor.

    Floaties in pools.

    Swim jacket on lakes.

    Level 5 Vest for white water.

    *The first two above are subjective to your kids swimming abilities. The white water jacket is an absolute IMO.


    The more actual swimming they do the stronger swimmers they will become.


    I think everyone in the Portland/Seattle area should take the time to be instructed how to swim and then get very proficient at it because there is so much water (rivers, lakes and the ocean) in our area.
     
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  3. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    im not a dad yet i cant swim, i will be a dad one day
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Go get in some lessons son! Then practice lap swims. It's great low impact excersise as well;).
     
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    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    ok but im scared of deep water
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Me too, depending on what's deep.

    90% of swimming is getting used to the water and how to move in it.

    Start at the shallow end and work out.
     
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    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    ok can do that i always wear a life jacket in very deep water
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    A life jacket and the ability to swim is a must if you live or play around water.

    As a side note ... Its summer time and be sure you let the water run thru your garden hose a bit , before you spray someone or your dog with it.
    Water in a hose can get very hot from sitting in the sun.
    Andy
     
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