How to avoid accidents on the water


The ability to swim well – one of the most important guarantees of safe recreation. But even a good swimmer must observe constant care, discipline and strictly adhere to the rules of behavior on the water.

It is not recommended to sail far from shore, swim for the warning signs. Swim needed in designated and equipped for this field. Before bathing in unfamiliar places to explore the bottom.

Enter the water carefully, slowly. It is not recommended to enter the water flushed.

It is dangerous to jump (diving) in the water in an unknown location – you can hit your head on the ground, driftwood pile, etc., to break the neck vertebrae, lose consciousness and die.

Particular attention should be paid to swim and play in the water children. The basic rule for parents – always keep children under supervision, preferably at arm’s length. Never charge to monitor bathing younger children by their minor brothers and sisters. Adults should follow the games of children, even in shallow water because the kids during games could fall and drown.

Take the time to give the kid rubber ring, for better support are still caring mother’s arms, giving little swimmer confidence. The circle can be aid only when the child begins to float independently.

Do not like water games related to grips – in the heat of passion instead of air a child breathes water and lost consciousness. Do not allow children to approach the steep river banks, as the child may lose balance and fall into the water.

Child, it is important to educate not only the rules, but also the general culture of behavior on the water: in the future, being, for example, by the sea or in the swimming pool of common use, do not splash, push or jump on others swimmers.

In overcoming the waters by boat, always wear a life jacket minor.

If you have a local area is a swimming pool or an artificial reservoir, take care that the water was no extra colorful objects that attract the attention of children, who may try to reach them with the rim.

Set around wells, swimming pools, artificial ponds protective screens or barriers which exclude free access to young children.

To avoid an accident on the water,


  • Enjoy the beaches and equipped, if not, to determine a permanent place for swimming, checking its safety.
  • Learn to swim.
  • Before you make long swim, learn to relax on the water, lie on your back and the “float.”


  • Jump off a cliff and towers random without checking the bottom;
  • Swim for the buoys or attempt to cross the waters;
  • Swim in the fairway;
  • Swim in a state of intoxication;
  • Arrange dangerous games in the water;
  • Long swim in cold water;
  • Away from the coast to sail on inflatable mattresses and circles, if you can not swim;
  • On boats, dangerous change, sit on the board, to overload the boat over the established norm, ride near the locks, dams, dredging the bottom of the shells in the middle of the fairway of the river;
  • Do not leave children unattended near water;
  • Allow swim in unfamiliar places, especially jumping off a cliff;
  • Allow to swim away;
  • Go into the water without a rubber ring and farther than the waist, if the child can not swim.

To help a drowning man

  • Quickly find the boat or floating objects (surf boards, inner tube, rubber ring, plastic bottles) into the boat to take the rope.
  • Ask people to call “emergency” call 911.
  • Without the boats drowning to swim together – the three of us.
  • Drowning shout that it is not enough for you, and swam back, clasp the hand under the victim’s arms and go with him to the shore.
  • He pulled the victim out of the water, you need to quickly clean his mouth, put his stomach on his knee, squeeze the water out of the lungs and begin resuscitation.