In order to enjoy the ocean environment and a safe visit to the beach, The Beach Company offers the following tips for ocean swimming.
Ask Lifeguard about water conditions
Swim in an area monitored by lifeguards and obey all signal flags
Red Flags = WATER IS DANGEROUS
Always swim in groups and avoid secluded beaches
Know basic water safety, and how to avoid and survive dangerous situations like rip currents
Be aware of the tidal cycles and marine life in the area in which you are swimming
Avoid the water at night, dawn or dusk
Avoid wearing shiny jewelry in the water
Don't swim in waters being fished or around fishing piers
Don't dive. Go feet first
Know your swimming ability and stay close to shore
Swim with care near sandbars or steep drop-offs
Never leave children unattended.