The summer is nigh and you know what that means; swimming and other fun water activities. Of course, water activities aren't as fun unless you have the proper accessories and toys to be safe and to have a good time. No matter what type of water activity you and your family decide to do, it's important to know what's necessary in order for everyone to be safe, have fun and bond during the activity.
Before any water activity, it's important to go over water safety. Safety is a big part of swimming on the lake and/or at the beach since there are many other people doing the same thing as you, which means it can be difficult to keep track of everything. It might be a good idea to create a designated swim area for children. This can be done with a colored float rope. These float ropes are designed to create a visible section in the water, so anyone who swims in it doesn't go outside that area. Plus, other boats and people on the water will see this rope and will hopefully not disrupt the area.
One thing that makes any water activity so much fun is the toys that people use. A great relaxation toy is a large, floating raft. These rafts are designed to hold about 5 people at once, which are ideal for families relaxing on the water. Other great toys are swimming noodles. Kids love swimming noodles, plus it helps with safety by keeping them afloat. It's a fun toy and is perfect for any water activity.
Now, on to the activities!
Some of the best water adventures and activities take place on the lake. It's a great place to relax and have fun. Everyone can float on the water all day with a soft breeze, warm sunrays and the calming waves from other boats and the wind. The best part, anyone can take a dip whenever they feel like it. Whether you're on the bank or in a boat, the water's just a few feet away.
Life's a Beach
Nothing says good, family fun like a day at the beach. You feel the sand between your toes, hear the sound of waves crashing and breathe in that fresh coastal breeze. Better yet, you can catch and ride some groovy waves if you're up for it. Obviously, most people don't have the luxury of a beach visit on a regular basis, so some families have to utilize these trips as vacation time, which isn't a bad thing at all.
Float trips are synonymous to relaxation and having a good time, depending on the type of river that is. Some rivers might have a strong current and require much more attention than other rivers, which would lead to less relaxing and more work. However, the idea of a float trip is to slowly drift down current, while taking in the sun and scenery. You let the water do most of the work, so you can sit back, enjoy the company of your loved ones and whenever you need to, take a dip in the cool water.
Swimming Pool Parties
Family fun and bonding doesn't always require a trip to the beach or to the lake. Sometimes it's about going into the backyard and having a small pool party or get together. Crack open a few beverages (soda of course), hang out in the hammock and drift on the water while the kids play around you. More importantly, experience the intimate setting of your own home and get the most out of hanging out with your family. The best part is it's so cheap it's almost free.
Sam Ott writes for Noodle Mon, supplier and seller of some of the most excellent water toys on the planet.