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Summer Safety Center

Summer Safety

Do you know how to protect yourself in the sun and heat? This page has the facts on water safety, exercising in the heat, and more.

  • Staying Safe in the Sun and Heat

    Don't wait until it's too late. Know the signs of serious sunburn, heat exhaustion, and dehydration.

    Serious sunburn

    Exercising in the heat


  • Staying Safe in the Water

    Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Learn how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake — and even the water park.

    Water safety

    Swimming tips

  • Staying Safe Outside

    From lazy days on the beach to active days riding over rough terrain, here's what you need to know.


    Bike safety

    ATV safety

  • Staying Safe: Bug Bites and Stings

    Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.

    Bug bites and stings

    Prevent Lyme disease

Summer Safety Tips

  • Warm up as you would before any sport. Muscles that aren't properly prepared can be injured more easily. 

  • Be prepared — wear comfortable hiking shoes. Tuck pant cuffs into socks and boots to protect against ticks. Wear brightly colored clothes to increase visibility. And, don't forget to wear a hat to guard against the sun and insects!

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