Everyone is aware how dangerous and unpredictable the open waters can be. However, people still have that urge to challenge that and risk their lives doing so. In Sharjah over the weekends, two young lives were lost due to this. The drowning occurred in the indicated ‘no go’ area of the sea. Tragedies like that should have been avoided, yet they still occurred due to the stubbornness of mankind. We can’t fault the police, the hospitality industry or the municipality here as they have already done their job to warn and inform the public through the ‘no go’ indicators.

Such indicators were placed for a reason and one should always follow and obey the rules for one’s own safety. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or even a professional swimmer. There are reasons for such indicators to be placed there and let’s remember that the open waters can be unforgiving. Never venture beyond your own capabilities, which you should be aware of. Even if your friends challenge you to a race or a dare, decline it. There is no purpose of being a hero or showing off by risking your life. This is one of the main reasons why lives are lost at sea, especially when the strong currents drag you out.

Warning flags clearly represent that beyond that point, currents are stronger and unsafe. Always remember to check the currents and the undertows when you are swimming in the open waters, even if you have not reached the warning flags. Even when you are in a public swimming complex, always keep a lookout for the dept of the pool. As a parent, you are responsible for your child’s safety too. Hence, you won’t want to neglect or forgo the safety of your child. The best solution is to supervise and always keep an eye out for them. As for the elderly, it is highly recommended that you have a partner with you at all times. This is especially important for those suffering from cardiac problems, diabetes, obesity or simply lack the required swimming skills. With a partner along, both of you will be able to watch out for each other should any issues occur. This can range from minor cramps to major cardiac arrests.

At Happy Fish Swim School, the lessons offered are plentiful. We always believe that there is a suitable lesson for all Singaporeans. This can range from the total beginners to those who are looking to participate in competitions. Happy Fish Swim School will also like to remind all that at the end of the day, it is your own safety that matter! Be sure to check out more website for more available courses.