Hampshire (PRWEB) July 08, 2011
Spending time in recreational waters can pose a number of health risks warn specialist swimming equipment suppliers Swim Stop.
Taking measures to ensure water safety and protect eyes and ears before swimming can help prevent accidents and painful and uncomfortable recreational water illnesses.
With the sun shining across the country, many children and adults are heading to the beach, lido, water park or local pool this summer to cool off.
A great way to exercise and incredibly refreshing - a splashing summer is just around the corner and Swim Stop have some top tips for enjoying water activities safely.
Take precautions before going for a dip and enjoy fun pain free swimming this summer - protect ears and eyes from bacteria and other germs often present in water.
People that are allergic or sensitive to chlorine and have been exposed to bacteria and other germs can be prone to conjunctivitis (pink eye) which may result in eye discomfort and blurred vision.
A must have for the avid swimmer - swimming goggles not only enhance your vision underwater but also protect eyes from bacteria, germs and the harmful chemicals. Eg. chlorine, whichn is found in most swimming pools.
Ears are also susceptible to painful infections such as swimmers ear which is caused by water being trapped in the ear after swimming - Swimmers ear affects one in every 250 bathers annually.
One of the best ways to keep water out of ears is to use swimming ear plugs such as soft comfortable silicone putty buddies secured with an Ear Band-It head band, recommended by Doctors and Swim Stop for the prevention of swimmers ear.
Putty Buddies and Ear Band-It can also be an invaluable asset for water enthusiasts with grommets or eardrum perforations who can continue with their sport whilst minimising the risk of further damage or discomfort – or for those who simply do not like getting water in their ears.
Water safety is a key consideration for all, swimmers and non-swimmers alike. However, A spokesman for Swim Stop said: “The best thing anyone can do to help stay safe during water-related activities is to learn how to swim.”
“Teaching their child to swim is a high priority for most parents because it’s a lifetime skill that can not only save lives but is a great exercise for both leisure and fitness.”
Helpful swimming aids such as the Delphin Swim Discs have been developed by experienced swimming instructors to assist children whilst learning to swim.
With proper adult supervision the Delphin swim discs, allow children to be guided slowly and safely to unaided swimming. As the swimmer progresses the number of Delphin Swim Discs can be reduced.
Comfortable and easy to wear Delphin swim discs are a great addition to any summer swimming this year.
Whether enjoying fun water activities such as waterskiing, surfing or going for a dip in the sea there are a number of swimming accessories to enhance children and adults swimming experience.
For further information about swimming accessories please contact swim specialist Swim Stop on +(44) 023 9226 4196.
Notes for Editors
1 Hambledon Parade
Telephone: +44 (0) 23 9226 4196
Swimstop.co.uk was first put up as a static website in 2000 and was followed by a full e-commerce website in 2002.
Based in Waterlooville, Hampshire, the store is staffed primarily by competitive swimmers or parents of competitive swimmers, plus a swimming coach with 10 years of invaluable experience. Swim Stop offers a premium service and extensive advice to all its customers.
While the Internet has become a prime feature of Swim Stop's business, the shop's customer base continues to grow as more swimming club parents, local leisure swimmers, triathletes and master swimmers visit the store and discover the level of expertise and specialist products on offer.