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The sun is shining and the water is calling your name. If a dip in the pool isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. There are plenty of other fantastic ways to get wet this summer, you just have to know where to look. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on your summer water adventures.
White Water Rafting
If you are looking for a little adventure in your life you might want to give white water rafting a try. You’ll get to take a drip down the river while giving your adrenaline a little boost. Just be sure to wear your life vests and take an experienced guide with you so that everyone in your group arrives safely at the far end of the rapids.
If death-defying activities don’t sound enjoyable to you, then try floating instead. It is literally as simple as it sounds. All you need is a slow moving river and a tube. To make your float trip as easy as possible have someone in your group park at the end of your float ride to help shuttle people back to their vehicles. If you don’t do this then you’ll all have to walk all the way back to your car.
Sailing isn’t the easiest thing to do, but if you have someone that can teach you, you’ll find hours of entertainment out on the water. Chances are you’ll start to feel like a regular bird as you learn to manipulate the wind to send you streaking across the water.
Looking for a good work out? Look no further than your trusty canoe or inflatable kayak. Either water vessel will give you a killer upper body workout as you explore the waterways nearest you. Just be ready for some sore muscles the next day.
If you are wanting to stay in the safety of your own backyard but need a way to splash around some water pick up some water balloons from your local dollar store. A few dollars can buy you hours of entertainment. If you want to make things interesting you could play water balloon volleyball. All you need are a few towels for catching and tossing the balloons over the net.
If you’re new to this water sport, find someone that can give you tips on proper techniques. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself and ruin all of your summer fun. If you do get a little bumped around, contact a doctor that specializes in sports medicine, like Bhdorthopedics.com, so you can get back out on the water as soon as possible.
A simple sprinkler is another way to get in the water while staying at home. These days you can find all sorts of sprinklers for sale so it won’t take you long to find the one that works for you and gets you outside cooling off.
Perhaps you just want to relax with your toes in the water. Fishing is probably the right activity for you. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy water and nature while getting a little bit of quiet time to think and unwind.
Do you need to get out of the house, but it’s too hot to go to the park? Take a moment and look around in your area for a local splash pad. Chances are you’ll have one nearby that you and the kids can spend the afternoon enjoying. If you want to make it an all-day outing pack a few popsicles to help keep everyone feeling refreshed.
Day At The Beach
It doesn’t matter where the beach is. It could be a pond, a lake or the ocean. The important thing is that you find your way to some water and relax. Bring a book along and read in the shade when you don’t feel like playing in the water.
Remember, summer is a time to have fun with family and friends. Don’t waste your life away worrying about what you’ll look like in a swimsuit. Just get in the water and have a good time with the people who care about you the most.