We can all agree that summer holidays are some of the most relaxing parts of the year, which is why we’ve compiled a list of things to be aware of to ensure your getaway goes to plan!

At the poolside:

• Always ensure that an adult is supervising your child whenever they are in the pool.

• Only let your child swim at depths they have had experience swimming in before.

• Running at a poolside can be dangerous, so it’s best avoided.

• Make sure to reapply suncream after swimming, nobody wants a nasty burn!

On the beach:

• Be mindful of rising tides and never swim near piers as quick changes in current could cause an injury.

• Wear sandals or jelly shoes at the shore if the beach is rocky or has lots of sharp shells.

• Look for any flags flying on the beach and find out their meaning.

• Check for a lifeguard before swimming in the sea and again, ensure that adult supervision is present for any swimming children.

At the waterpark:

• Pay attention to the rules of the waterpark, their purpose is the safety of visitors!

• Ride with your child where possible if it makes them feel more comfortable.

• Ensure everyone feels comfortable with the slide before queuing.

At the lake:

• The safest option is to not swim in lakes as they have sharp rocks and lots of germs.

• Only swim if the depth of the water is known.

• Make sure to wear life jackets when on a boat.

We at MD Sport Solutions wish you a happy and safe summer holiday!