Expert offers swimming safety tips

With many families heading to the pools and beaches to beat the heat, some parents are concerned about preventing drowning. News 12 spoke with an

News 12 spoke with an aquatics instructor at the Coney Island YMCA about how to stay safe in the water.

News 12 spoke with an aquatics instructor at the Coney Island YMCA about how to stay safe in the water. (8/17/15)

BROOKLYN - With many families heading to the pools and beaches to beat the heat, some parents are concerned about preventing drowning.

News 12 spoke with an aquatics instructor at the Coney Island YMCA about how to stay safe in the water.

The beginner swimmers are told to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and make sure a lifeguard is on duty. 

The aquatics instructor also advises to never swim alone. When swimming in the ocean, the instructor says it's important to be mindful of the conditions.

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