Swimming and other water sports are popular in the United States. Not only does swimming provide a fun, recreational activity–it’s also a great form of exercise. Unfortunately, being near the water can also be deadly. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death. If you’re going to go near the water, be sure to observe proper safety precautions. Remember that swimming pools are safer than natural bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, and oceans. The infographic below from ReuseThisBag.com takes a look at which is safer for swimming – swimming pools or the ocean.

Swimming Pools vs. The Ocean: Which Is Safer?

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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