Be safe during water activities Be sure to stay safe when you are out in the water. Bloomington, IL, 21 June 2017 | 08:06 PM America/Chicago Tips to help you enjoy all you have planned. Safely Make the Most of Your Vacation Summer Sun Sunshine makes everyone happy. Keep your family smiling through the heat and protect sensitive skin from the sun. Remember you can get burned even on cloudy days. Likewise, plan accordingly when the forecast calls for excessive temperatures. Avoid sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks to remain cool and stay hydrated. Dress for the weather, seek air-conditioned areas as needed, and remember to always use sunscreen. Jet Ski SafetyDid you know that personal watercraft accidents cause far greater injury than other boating mishaps? So if mechanized water sports are part of your summer adventure, remember life jackets! Lives can be saved by wearing life jackets when participating in water adventures. In many states, it’s the law for children under 13 to wear life jackets on the water. Jetski Safety Follow basic boating rules and practice proper boating etiquette. Swimming Safety RemindersIf your summer vacation involves swimming, remember, swimming in an ocean, lake, pond or river is different from swimming in a pool. You may have to battle strong currents, big waves, debris, and bad weather. Protect yourself from these and other swimming hazards with these tips. Boating Safety RemindersIs boating on your summer activity schedule? Participation in a water or boating safety course is recommended. Always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket on the boat and let someone know where you're going before you head out. Boats should only be operated during fair weather and weather changes quickly. Keep an eye on the forecast. Don't participate in high-speed sports in low-light or after dark to further keep it safe. Campcation Safety Biking and Pedestrian Safety Pin It 29509470266_1cc3b611aa_k About State Farm®: The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.