Water safety

Swimming in a pond

The period of holidays and recreation related to water bodies continues. Regardless of the type of reservoir, whether it be the sea, river, lake or pond, each person must know and strictly observe the rules of conduct and safety measures on the water.

When is the best time to swim?

It is better to swim in the morning or in the evening, when the sun is warm, but there is no danger of overheating. The water temperature should be at least 18-19 degrees, the air temperature +20 +25 degrees.

Duration and favorable conditions for swimming

The duration of swimming depends on the temperature of the air and water, the humidity of the air and the strength of the wind. The most favorable conditions for swimming are clear, calm weather, air temperature +25 degrees or more.

Convulsions occur

Convulsions may occur if a person stays in water for a long time and when hypothermia occurs. Most often, cramps cover the calf muscles. In this situation, you need to take a deep breath, dive vertically into the water with your head, straighten your legs, grab your big toes with your hands and pull strongly towards you. It should be remembered that the work of a reduced muscle accelerates the disappearance of seizures. Having eliminated the cramps, you need to swim to the shore, as they can cover the muscles again. If the cramps seized the legs, and they could not be eliminated, you need to lie on your back and swim to the shore, working with your hands. If the hands are affected, then you need to work with your feet. The main thing in this situation is to mobilize all forces to get out of the situation, suppress fear and panic.

Swim area

The place of swimming is also essential. On an officially approved beach, recreation and swimming are the safest, since lifeguards and medical workers are on duty on the beach. While hiking or relaxing on a “wild” pond, do not forget about the dangers that water poses. Do not swim or dive in an unfamiliar place, do not swim far.

Behavior on the water of persons with chronic diseases that may be accompanied by seizures

For persons with chronic diseases leading to dangerous health conditions accompanied by seizures (epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, stroke, and others), it is recommended to swim after consulting a doctor and accompanied by persons who can provide first aid in case of seizures. You should swim in places specially equipped for this, on beaches and, if possible, near rescue posts.





















Created based on materials from the official Internet portal EMERCOM of the Russian Federation