LONG BRANCH, NJ – In recognition of National Beach Safety Week, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center partnered with the local lifeguard association to offer workshops to help area school children learn how to stay safe at the beach this summer.
Led by officials from the Monmouth County Chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association, the beach safety workshops held June 2 to 8 focused on beach hazards like rip currents, tide changes and sand bars. Beach safety kits were distributed courtesy of The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Presentations were held at schools in Asbury Park, Long Branch and Neptune in June.
The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center is committed to the safety of children and offers these top 10 tips for a safe day at the beach, courtesy of the United States Lifesaving Association:
1. Learn to swim.
2. Swim near a lifeguard.
3. Swim with a buddy.
4. Check with the lifeguards.
5. Use sunscreen and drink water.
6. Obey posted signs and flags.
7. Keep the beach and water clean.
8. Learn rip current safety.
9. Enter water feed first.
10. Lifeguards are your friends!
For more information, visit monmouthchildrenshospital.barnabashealth.org, or usla.org.
Date: June 13, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan
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