Water Safety

Healthy Lifestyle

Dean Kent 3 x Olympian

Water Safety with Dean Kent

Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone’s abilities change over time – especially if you haven't been active for a while. If you have just had a cold or the flu, you should probably start take it easy. Build up slowly. There's plenty of time Some medical conditions, illnesses or disabilities can make water more hazardous, but it doesn’t mean the water should be less fun. However, you should have control of your condition through both a healthy lifestyle and (if medication is necessary) the correct medication. If you are not sure talk to a doctor, or a trained fitness professional. Joining a club or interest group is another great way to identify your risks and improve your skills in the water at the same time. "Do you know your physical capabilities?" and "Are they suited to the activity you plan?" In a lot of respects, having fun in the water is summed up in two simple words used by the scouts... Be Prepared.