Swimming Safety Tips - 7 Tips to swim in safety on Lake Garda
Open water swimming is way different from swimming in the pool. Before setting off, check the weather conditions: the wind can swiftly change, the wave motion can increase, it can start to rain, also bringing thunderstorms.
It is essential to be properly equipped. Even if water seems warm always wear your wetsuit: beside boosting your buoyancy, it protects you from possible cold currents.
Always swim along the lakeside (within 100 metres), in case of necessity reaching the shore and attracting attention will be easier.
Always swim in company: a friend in kayak or SUP can be a valid support.
Always signal your presence clearly using a swimming buoy tied round your waist and wearing a swimming cap in contrast to the water as red, yellow or orange.
Choose beaches where swimming is permitted, keep off the harbour areas and the moorings of motorboats.
Avoid rivers, especially their mouths: the stream can sudden change in temperature and intensity and the river floor may not be clean and safe.