Ocean Safety


  • Learn to swim
  • Stay within the designated swimming area, ideally within the visibility of a lifeguard
  • Never swim alone
  • Check the surf conditions before you enter the water
  • Check to see if a warning flag is up or check with a lifeguard for water conditions, beach conditions, or any potential hazards
  • Stay away from piers, pilings, and diving platforms when in the water
  • Keep a lookout for aquatic life
  • Avoid patches of plants and leave animals alone
  • Make sure you always have enough energy to swim back to shore
  • Don't try to swim against a current if caught in one
  • Swim gradually out of the current by swimming across it
  • Know where your children are at all times