3. Do you know the waters well enough?
Inform yourself about peculiarities such as danger spots, currents, shipping, nature reserves or prohibitions. The more you know about the water, the better you can assess whether it fits your abilities and is suitable for you.
4. Do not swim alone and inform your friends
Never go alone in the water and inform your companion about your fears and insecurities. So not only are you better protected, but your fellow swimmers are also well prepared. This allows them to react more quickly and more purposefully and to help if necessary.
5. First swim near the shore, that gives you security
Before venturing into deep water, gain enough experience and gain confidence in areas where you can stand.
6. So you can keep a clear view
The water reflects the sun stronger than you think. Especially when the sun is low, it’s possible that you cannot see anything for a moment. Therefore, use a tinted swimming goggle. It also protects your eyes from dirt and dirty water.
7. How can you orient yourself?
Trees, towers, flags or similar distinctive landmarks can help you orient yourself in the water and not lose your orientation.
8. The weather forecast
Inform yourself about weather, waves, currents and wind forecasts. In thunderstorms and strong currents staying in the water is very dangerous.
Take special care when swimming in the ocean: the tides can cause unpredictable currents. Therefore, only swim in bays and monitored beach sections.
9. An inflatable buoyancy gives you more security
With a Restube on your hip, you’ll always have extra buoyancy with you. Just knowing that you or your loved one will have a Restube buoy with a pull on the trigger will definitely relax your mind. So you no longer focus on the fear, but on the beautiful experience in the water.
How Restube works in detail and what advantages the little yellow buoy offers, we explain in the text below.
10. Have fun
Being in the water should be a pleasure. So do not put too much pressure on yourself and trust your feeling. In case you feel discomfort at any time, swim back to land!