Stay Safe this Summer: Alcohol and Water Sports Don’t Mix

Summer is here, the temperatures are warm and muggy- most of the time- and people are heading to pools, beaches and lakes for summer fun. Many people reach for a cold beverage during the hot summer weather, and it is good for your health to drink plenty of fluids. Remember, though, that whether you are boating, swimming, water skiing or diving, fun in the water and alcohol don’t mix. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance, vision and coordination-not a good combination with any water sports. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, 10 people per day die from unintentional drowning. Alcohol use is involved in up to 70% of adolescent and adult deaths associated with water

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