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5 Summer Water Sports You Can Master the Easy Way

FOR MANY OF US, aquatic education ceases somewhere around age 10—about the time we’re proficient enough to pass the deep-end swim test. Sure, a few eventually go on to approximate the always-showy butterfly stroke or execute a swannish dive, but most Americans are stuck with the aquatic aptitude of a grade schooler.

Unfortunately, that arrested development holds a lot of us back, convincing us that the full breadth of summer water sports is beyond our reach. We’ll drift aimlessly in a stable-feeling paddle boat from time to time, but when it comes to undertaking more adventurous activities in a lake or ocean, we quietly hang back, resigned to let the confident water jocks…

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 5 Summer Water Sports You Can Master the Easy Way

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But before you start dusting off your kayaks and paddleboards, it’s time to refresh your knowledge on ocean safety. Below, a crash course on nine water safety tips for all of your summer adventures.

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