6 Swimming Tips for Beginners (Develop Confidence in the Water)

Swimming is a skill that can save lives. Death from drowning is the third leading cause of accidental injury fatalities, with around 320,000 people worldwide drowning each year. If you’re worried about drowning or had a close call in the past, learning to swim correctly and developing confidence in the water is the best way … Read more

Wetsuit vs Drysuit (What’s the Difference?)

The main purpose of exposure suits is to keep you warmer in the water by slowing down the loss of body heat. When you’re under the water, your body loses heat quickly and diving without wearing the proper gear can be dangerous. Making the right choice between a wetsuit vs a drysuit is essential. Even … Read more

What Should You Do If Your Boat Capsizes? (and Prevention Tips)

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Despite your best efforts to check the weather report, there’s a good chance a storm will show up while you’re out on the water at some point. Not only is a storm going to make for an unpleasant experience, but it could also put you and your passengers in danger. What should you do if … Read more

Sunscreen vs Sunblock (What’s the Difference?)

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By now, we all know how important it is to wear sun protection anytime we’re outdoors, even for day to day activities. And, when you’re swimming or sweating, you also need to reapply at least every two hours for adequate protection from the sun’s damaging rays. But there are so many options when it comes … Read more

What to Wear When Kayaking (in Any Weather)

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Kayaking is a fantastic water sport that can be enjoyed in any weather, as long as you choose the right kayaking outfit. Knowing how to dress for kayaking can present a bit of a challenge though, mainly because you need to consider both water and air temperature. Your attire also needs to accommodate your kayaking … Read more

How to Float the River Like a Pro

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Backyard barbecues, laying on the beach, ditching work early on Friday afternoon… and river tubing! They’re all some of America’s favorite summer pastimes. Floating on the river is all about enjoying the scenery, relaxing on the water, and chilling out with an icy beverage on a sunny day. During the hot months of summer, rivers … Read more

23 Creative & Fun Pool Noodle Ideas

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We all know that pool noodles can provide hours of entertainment at the beach or pool, but did you know they have lots of other uses as well? From games to crafts and more, there are tons of fun things to do with pool noodles. Below are 23 creative pool noodle ideas you probably haven’t … Read more

15 Fun Swimming Pool Games for Kids

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Every kid wants to spend their summer in the water, and pool parties are always a big hit! Of course, the kids will have a great time just splashing around in the water but throwing in some pool games for kids will take the fun to a whole new level. Check out our list of … Read more

17 Activities Where a Life Jacket Should Be Worn

When you think of a life jacket, emergencies or extreme water sports might come to mind. Yet having a good life jacket is an important safety measure for a wide range of water-based activities. The following 17 activities should all involve wearing a PFD (personal floatation device), and we’ll tell you why. Boating It should … Read more

How to Store a Kayak – 7 Smart Storage Ideas

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One of the biggest disadvantages to owning a traditional hardshell kayak is that it takes up more space than an inflatable kayak. Storing your hardshell is an important part of preserving it and not just a means to get it our of the way when not in use. While the benefits of kayaking are well … Read more