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How To Remain Safe When Water Skiing

March 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 135

Though swimming isn't strictly a necessity when learning to water skiing it has its advantages, so it is advisable to learn the art of staying afloat on the water. This will help you when wearing a life jacket. To remain afloat is very important in case you should lose your balance and fall.

However, there are other dangers, skiing on shark-infested waters is often dangerous, which goes without saying. When skiing in rivers and lakes, the danger of being attacked by a marine creatures is limited. But, skiing on the open seas remains hazardous and skiers should be cautious.

The movie "Jaws" brought to audiences the innate peril of water skiing, and has kept many people from experiencing this very exhilarating sport.

Another danger is hidden or submerged rocks. These might easily throw skiers off balance. This danger is limited as most skiing is carried out over waters that have been tested and is known to skiers. When skiing over waters that's not familiar to the skier, or that are uncharted, it is imperative to acknowledge the danger from hidden rocks, and accidents can happen without warning.

The skier will always face the danger of losing balance and crashing into the water. This is a constant realization even to the most experienced skiers who are trained in this area. Skiing at high speeds is extremely dangerous for the skier who might lose balance and fall. For those of you who are unaware of this. The impact of the human body on water at high speeds can more than likely be fatal for the skier. So the utmost care should be maintained.

The best way to avoid such accidents is to ski with professionals or in teams at all times, so that help is on hand if anything should go wrong. A professional or team member will be readily available to rescue you.

As with any sport, safety is the name of the game and every possible precaution should be put in place for your own safety and that of others in your team.

When you are ready to take your fist step towards becoming a water skier continue to learn safety methods and teach them to others.

Those of you who would like to continue on and take this up professionally I will have something more to say about that in another article coming up shortly.

Until then have fun and above all keep safe.

Edith Follett is a stay at home blogger and enjoys to watch water skiing, this is her way of imparting suggestions that may help you whilst you learn to ski.

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