Now that summer is here, lifeguards are now on duty, according to the city of Medina.
Lifeguard hours are on duty from noon to 7 pm seven days a week. The season will end on Aug. 31. The floating dock has been moved further away from the shore so the water depth is 10 feet for the safety of the swimmers. Swim tests will be conducted to be sure swimmers are able to swim to the floating dock safely.
The park is at 510 Evergreen Pt. Road in Medina.
The following in Red Bank, NJ.
Supervision – Never leave children unattended in or near water, not even for a few seconds. Children can drown in a few inches of water within seconds. Children - teens and adults - should only swim where there is a lifeguard or a responsible adult present. Ensure the adult knows how to swim and how to call for help. Keep a phone and rescue equipment close by and avoid distractions.
Floatation devices – Floatation devices are not substitutes for supervision, even if a child can swim.
Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on floatation devices alone.
Buddy up – In the pool or the ocean, always swim with a buddy. Everyone should “buddy up,” even if an experienced swimmer. At the beach, swim in view of the lifeguard at all times.
Avoid alcohol – Never mix alcohol with any water activities. It is a dangerous combination.
Be vigilant – In outside bodies of water, pay attention to the weather and the tides. Stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties. Permanent rip tides often exist near these structures. If by the pool and a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing deaths or disability. Whether at the beach or a pool, do not dive in head first, protect your neck. Check for depth and obstructions before diving.
Learn to swim – Ensure that everyone in your family learns to swim well. Enroll in an age-appropriate program. The Y offers a wide variety of progressive swim programs.
King County earlier this year issued information on for boaters.