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August’s Activity Of The Month: Swimming

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(credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)

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How can you escape the dog days of summer? Why not join thousands of Texans who take their families swimming in a Texas State Park to beat the heat — while enjoying a fun, healthy activity in the outdoors?

Benefits Of Swimming

Where To Swim In Texas State Parks

Swim Smart

Open bodies of water (lakes, rivers, oceans, bays, ponds) are vastly different from neighborhood swimming pools and therefore warrant extra precuations.

The key differences are:

  • There are no lifeguards — so you swim at your own risk.
  • Water conditions can change rapidly, as can weather conditions (high winds, lightning).
  • Underwater currents sometimes exist, as well as sudden drop offs, changing bottoms and potential for unseen limbs, rocks, etc.

If you are not a strong swimmer or are becoming fatigued, wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket. (Children are strongly encouraged to always wear a life jacket while swimming in lakes and rivers.)

Swimming Safety Resources

And remember, KIDS PLAY FREE in Texas State Parks! Children 12 and under get free admission to Texas State Parks.

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