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Your ability to react correctly and calmly under these circumstances will greatly enhance your safety and enjoyment. a fort or put you at risk Panic Panic is an emotional state in which someone is overcome by a sudden fear and loses the help himself or herself. Panic usually occurs when a person is faced with a seemingly life-threatening emergency. For example, someone who gets a cramp while ability to how swimming and does not know what a cramp which could lead is believed to be a major contributor to drowning to drowning.

At least have someone on shore watching you. • USLA has found that some 80% of rescues by USLA-affiliated lifeguards at ocean beaches are caused by rip currents. These currents are formed by surf and gravity. Surf pushes water up the slope of the beach and gravity pulls it back, which can create concentrated rivers of water moving offshore. Some people mistakenly call this an undertow, but there is no undercurrent, just an offshore current. If you are caught in a rip current, don't fight it by trying to swim directly to shore.

To do the eggbeater kick, alternating legs, you pull one heel toward your seat, turn your toes to the outside, and kick your leg around and to the front. This kick is very similar to the breaststroke kick, but the legs work alternately rather than both at once. 5 The eggbeater, or rotary, kick. PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT MAY ENDANGER SWIMMERS As swimmer you need to be aware of physical conditions that can cause you discomwhile swimming. Your ability to react correctly and calmly under these circumstances will greatly enhance your safety and enjoyment.

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