# 7: Stay Clear of Waterborne Germs.
If your gang is headed to the waterfront this weekend, pack your water smarts with your flippers. Research the destination beforehand to find out how carefully the water quality is monitored. Shower before and after you use a public pool or swim at the beach to clear your skin of harmful germs. Pack plenty of clean drinking water, and alert family and friends to keep their mouths shut while swimming.