(HealthDay News) -- Kayaking and canoeing are popular outdoor activities during summer.
But before you paddle, the American Canoe Academy recommends getting to know the rules of the water.
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The ACA urges paddlers to:
- Take an on-water course.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Wear a life jacket and bright clothing.
- Designate someone who will notify others if you don't return on time.
- Make sure you are a competent swimmer.
- Know your limits.
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