Don't drink and swim!

Relaxing in the water is a great way to spend the summer, but adding alcohol to the mix is fraught with danger, doctors are warning.

Don't drink and swim! © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

Medics urge watergoers to be careful when taking part in wet activities over the summer months.
Every summer, there are tragic instances where people are seriously injured and even killed in situations involving water and alcohol consumption.

  • Alcohol severely impacts on judgment and leads to poor decision making.
  • Swimming under the influence of alcohol is a very bad idea, which could lead to drowning. Don't drink and swim!
  • Alcohol dehydates your body. So, although an ice cold beer might feel refreshing at first, it is certain that it will provoke more fluid loss than gain by drinking it. Beer also tends to make you sweat.
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