Make Sure You Have ICE Before Your Open Water Swim

Make Sure You Have ICE Before Your Open Water Swim

Open water swimmers can expect the unexpected. Do you know what to do in case of an emergency when swimming, paddling, escorting or kayaking in the open water?

What happens if something unexpected happens to your teammates or swim buddy? Who should you contact?

If the distressed swimmer has a mobile phone, try looking under ICE which is what paramedics, firefighters, police officers and hospital personnel use to contact family members.

Developed by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in 2005, ICE encourages people to enter their emergency contacts in their mobile phone under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency). Swimmers can also list multiple emergency contacts as ICE1, ICE2, etc.

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