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How to Enjoy the Water As a Family This Summer

There are so many ways to stay cool this summer. One of the most exciting of these is being on the water, which provides a unique opportunity to create lifelong memories with the family. Here are some tips to make sure you enjoy the water this summer.

Enroll Your Kids In a Boat Licensing Course

This will promote safety and allow everyone to find a special role to play on the boat, like line handling and knot tying. Some state police departments offer classes, and you could even take courses online. With more than 87 million U.S. adults taking part in recreational boating, the need to take boat licensing courses has become even more crucial to ensure safety for everyone. If you have younger children, you could teach them some basic boating and navigation skills to introduce them to the concept and increase their desire to learn more.

Wear Sunscreen

When you are on a boat, there is little to no protection from the blazing sun. This will not only give you sunburn, but it may also make the other family members uncomfortable. It would then be best to make sure you apply sunscreen before you start your boat ride. Carry it for reapplication after swimming or whenever necessary. A better option would be to buy water-resistant sunscreen, which would remove the need for reapplication.

Purchase New Life Jackets

Life jackets promote safety on the boat and are highly recommended, as they prevent accidents like drowning. It is hence important to make sure you replace your life jackets if the old ones have become small or discolored. A properly fitted jacket, especially for toddlers, prevents them from slipping out of their jacket when they jump into the water, and the bright color allows you to spot them in the water.

It would be better to allow your kids to choose their own life jackets. You may purchase new life jackets online, which may be more convenient than going to a physical store. Research shows that more than 51% of people who use smartphones found a company or product as they were searching on their phone. This shows that finding a reliable shop online to buy your life jackets is likely to be simple and quick!

Try Water Sports

This is a great way to have fun on the water. Some of the water sports you might try out are water skiing, kneeboarding, bodyboarding, and tubing. As a safety precaution, make sure everyone is wearing a well-fitting life jacket. To be extra cautious, just keep watch on your kids while they are in the water just to make sure they aren’t feeling overwhelmed by the waves.

Plan a Day On The Water

To avoid boredom on the water, plan which activities you would like to do. If your kids get bored, they may even resort to ingesting the lake water, which is quite dirty, as only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh. So, it’s crucial to keep them occupied. Some fun activities are sightseeing and fishing. Fishing requires a great deal of precision for it to go well. Also, carry some food in a cooler. It would be best to carry foods like fruit, chips, and sandwiches and a lot of water. This will keep everyone well fed and hydrated throughout the day and make the experience more enjoyable. Also, carry a first aid kit in case of an emergency.

Spending time on the water can be a great experience if you do your planning well. These few tips are meant to help you do so with minimal to no difficulty.

Kelsey R.
Author: Kelsey R.

Metro Detroit Mommy writer Kelsey.