IDPH provides swimming safety tips for the holiday weekend

Mendota Pool – Studstill Media Photo

SPRINGFIELD – Whether at the beach, on the lake, or in a swimming pool, the Illinois Department of Public Health offers the following safety precautions for recreation this upcoming holiday weekend. They say you should always supervise young children around water and use life jackets or personal flotation devices. Parents should avoid alcohol while supervising children and before or during swimming, boating, or waterskiing. You should also shower before entering a swimming pool and do not swim when ill with diarrhea. Be aware of the local weather conditions and forecast, and watch for thunderstorms with lightening.