Signal a lifeguard.

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How do I signal for help?

Signal a lifeguard.

Knowing the appropriate way to call for help while ocean swimming is part of ensuring your own safety. Lifeguards are on constant lookout for people having trouble in the water, so if you are struggling - for any reason at all - signal for help. Simply raise your arm as far out of the water as possible and wave it around. The lifeguards will be with you as soon as they can. Stay calm and concentrate on treading water (dog paddling) until they reach you.

   

Comments

6/29/2006 1:31:53 AM
Catzy Karatina said:

Remember that not all beaches have lifeguards, and here in the southern end of Texas, the only beaches I've seen with lifeguards, had maybe two or three per mile or so. The best advice I have is this, know your limits and don't do anything stupid.




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