MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — As of Tuesday, June 7, 2022, we’re just a few weeks away from the official start of summer. However, with the heat already in effect, many people started to enjoy some time in the water.

During this time of year, it’s important that people practice water safety while swimming.

The American Red Cross is now stressing the importance of constant, active adult supervision, along with ensuring that everyone learns how to swim.

In addition, you can also receive help with the Red Cross Swim App. It promotes water safety education.

Meanwhile, the YMCA says water should be fun and not feared.

Its ‘Safety Around Water Program’ includes several essential skills such as: floating, blowing bubbles, the freestyle stroke and the front crawl. Safety skills, like CPR, are also included. 

Pools are scheduled to open within the next couple of weeks.