While there are disagreements on which is the most common injury, among the top are:
Heat-related injury or illness
- Sunburn or sun poisoning
Prevent it by covering up, slathering up (sunblock of SPF 50+), staying out of the sun for extended periods of time, and keeping a water bottle with you at all times (and remember to drink!)
- Diving or swimming in unsafe areas
Avoid swimming without a life-guard present. Parents, do not leave children unattended - even if they're seasoned swimmers. Obey signs that advise against diving in shallow pools, or swimming in treacherous waters. Exercise extreme caution when diving or swimming near boats.