Summer temperatures are high, but there are lots of fun ways to beat the heat. These water activities will keep you cool when it’s hot outside.  

Go swimming. Check around to find the swimming spots are near you. Besides a pool, some other places to consider are a lake at a state park or a swimming hole at a river. Swimming in nature is even more relaxing. 

Headed to the pool? Try diving, water aerobics, water polo, or water volleyball.

Try a new watersport. Some ideas include waterskiing, jet skiingkneeboarding, or wakeboarding.

Get paddling! Canoe or kayak on a river through the wilderness or even through some major cities.

Float down a lazy river. There’s a reason why the tube ride at a waterpark is called a “lazy river” – tubing is a peaceful and relaxing activity for all ages. Try the real thing by floating with the current down a river or large stream. Just make sure the water is safe for tubing.   

You don’t have to go to a waterpark to go sliding, either. Some areas have natural rock slides that are open to the public.

Take on the rapids. Join a group and strap on your safety gear to go white water rafting.

Hit the waves. At the beach, try surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, skim boarding, or body boarding.

Go snorkeling. Take a waterproof camera along to get capture those amazing sights underwater.  

How are you staying cool this summer? 



Written by Samantha Bell