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And Never swim out further; than you can swim back to shore from, in 30 seconds.

How to Perform CPR

First, Dial 911

Picture Illustrations How to Do CPR on an Adult

Infant/Child CPR

I just wanted to share my experiences and some good advice about swimming safety.

I keep reading in the New Jersey news about young people drowning. So I wrote this for everyone, everywhere.

Rip Tides (current)

An extremely strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore (see photos), through the surf line. National Weather Service-Rip Current Safety

Typical flow is at 0.5 metres per second (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second).

Rip Current

I grew up in Bayonne and Southern New Jersey (Brick Town. About 20 miles from Seaside Heights Boardwalk) and spent every summer swimming in its ocean and occasionally in its lakes. But mostly in the ocean.

I've swam at beaches, from Point Pleasant to Atlantic City.

The ocean is not a place for an inexperienced swimmer, no matter how calm it looks.

If caught in an outgoing tide; or rip tide, Don't Try To Swim In To The Shore. SWIM SIDEWAYS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE BEACH TO THE OTHER. Rip tides are sudden and are only in parts of the water.

Don't panic. If you swim sideways you will swim out of the rip tide affected water. It's impossible to fight the tide and try to swim in. It will just keep pulling you out further

The ocean may look beautiful, inviting and fun, but it can also be very dangerous for anyone who is not a strong swimmer. If you don't swim really good. Swim in the motel pool and stay in the shallow end. Pools can be dangerous too!

Never Mix Alcohol/Drugs With Activities Near Or In The Water!

Always wear a life jacket (swim vest), if you are not an experienced swimmer and always, when boating.

Teach Children To Swim!

Children's Swim Vests

Adult's Swim Vests

(I have no interests in these above companies. I just wanted to provide some links where economical swim vests were available).

Use caution when swimming in lakes, rivers, streams and generally everywhere.
Riverbeds, streams etc, often contain tree roots and other debris that a swimmer can get caught on.  

The fresh water, unlike the salt water of the ocean, doesn't provide any buoyancy which helps you to float.

Buoyancy Salt Water vs. Fresh Water by Chris Sullivan
Also, the mud bottoms can pull one down.

Always wear a bathing suit when swimming (or at the most, cotton shorts and a tee shirt). Do Not wear heavy clothing, like jeans. You'll sink like a stone!

When in a desperate situation in the water you do not need an extra 8 pounds (aprox weight of a wet pair of jeans) pulling you down!

I learned how to swim by age five using a swim/life vest. I still almost drowned in a lake, once when I was a teenager.

I was just wading and stepped into a drop (also called a dip). The next thing I knew, I was over my head and going down.

I was wearing jeans and they became heavy as lead and were pulling me under and that was it!

Luckily I had the time to tear them off and then I managed to struggle back up to the surface.

At the time I was surrounded by people close enough to almost touch me. But apparently no one saw me go under.

I am a most experienced swimmer. If I can almost drown, anyone can!


And Never jump into unfamiliar water. As well as never dive into unfamiliar water.

One never knows how deep the water is, local and current tide strength, whether it's full of large rocks and other hazards that one can hit.

And Never, Drink And Drive!

Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Quotations

Drunk Driving Prevention Tools
Make a Plan and Stick to the Plan!


The Greater Newark/New York Fresh Air Fund Sends Children To Camp

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Links For Our ♥Marines All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

Hi Joe
"Momma's take their daughters in whenever we go out". Very funny, you guys.
Gotta Love Them!

Thank You All♥
Thank a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airmen, Our Women Troops, Our Veterans, And Give Them A Hug Too!

Prayer Wheel For Our Troops
Lord Hold Our Troops In Your Great Hands, Protect Them, As They Protect Us
The average age of the Military Man is 19 years.
He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy.

He's a recent High School graduate, drives a ten year old jalopy. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz and can swing a 155mm howitzer.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when He was at home because He is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

He digs foxholes and can apply first aid like a professional.

He can march until He is told to stop, or stop until He is told to march.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but He is not without spirit or individual dignity.

He is self-sufficient.

He has two sets of fatigues: He washes one and wears the other.
He can cook His own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix His own hurts.

If you're thirsty, He'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, His food.
He'll even split His ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.

He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through His body while at rigid attention, while tempering the desire to "square-away" those around Him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.

In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, He defends their right to be disrespectful. Just as did His Father, Grandfather, and Great-
grandfather. He is paying the price for our freedom.

He is not a boy.

He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember Him, always, for He Has earned our respect and admiration.

And now we even have Women over there in danger, doing Their part.

As you go to bed tonight, remember this image.
A short lull, a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.

Prayer wheel for our Military please don't break it.
Please send this on after a short prayer

Prayer Wheel
Lord, Hold Our Troops In Your Loving Hands.
Protect Them As They Protect Us. Bless Them And Their Families For The Selfless Acts They Perform For Us In Our Time Of Need. Amen
When you read this, please stop for a moment and say a Prayer for our Ground Troops in Afghanistan and everywhere, Sailors on ships, and Airmen
in the air.

This can be very powerful.
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coast Guardsman, Marine,
or Airman, Prayer is the very best one. Pass this on to everyone.

(This prayer wheel, was sent to me in an e-mail by a very nice lady.Thanks Nora).

Have A Great Memorial Day!


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Originally posted to rebel ga on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Military Community Members of Daily Kos, PWB Peeps, Protest Music, DK GreenRoots, Team DFH, DKOMA, Subversive Agitation Team Action Network, Shamrock American Kossacks, and EcoJustice.

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