• The sun’s rays reflect off water, increasing sun exposure. When swimming, choose a waterproof sunscreen that retains its SPF level even after 90-minutes in the water. • Stay hydrated while at the beach; saltwater leeches moisture from skin. Drink plenty of water to replenish fluids, even if you’re not sweating, thirsty or hot. u
Swimming Safety Tips from the Miami Beach patrol ocean rescue
• Always swim in a guarded area. Stay within the swim area boundaries. Don’t swim where surfers are active.
• Pay attention to posted flags. There are flags posted on all lifeguard towers in Miami Beach. • Rip currents or riptides are strong currents that can carry even the most experienced swimmer out to sea. If you get caught in a rip current, don’t panic. Swim parallel to the shoreline until you’re out of the rip current, then swim towards shore. For additional information about beach safety, please contact Miami Beach Patrol Ocean Rescue at 305-673-7714 or visit the website. www.miamibeachoceanrescue.com