Playing in the water can be a fun, refreshing way to stay cool during those dog days of summer. Whether it's your local beach, a backyard pool, or a full-fledged water park, there's a lot you need to learn before taking the plunge.
Luckilly, our resident ninjas from Team Ninja Warrior are here to help out and show you everything you need to know about playing in the water.
Make a big splash
The bigger the splash the better. Nothing says "fun, fun, fun" like water exploding from the pool and onto your friends, family and innocent bystanders!
Watch your step!
Remember, water means "wet." And wet means slippery. Proceed with caution when running across steps and platforms. The water isn't going anywhere!
Don't be scared of heights
The great thing about water is that it makes for a really soft landing. If you are high in the air and feel like you may be losing your grip, just let go and try to stick the landing. You may get a little wet but everything will still be in one piece. We promise!
Bring your friends along...
It's always more fun to play with your buddies. So grab a few of your closest friends and take a dive together.
...But make sure not to leave them behind
It's important to pay attention to the whereabouts of your friends at all times. One false move and they could be lost forever. And that wouldn't be any fun at all!
And last but not least...
It's not the water's fault!
You may be taking spills left and right but that's all part of the fun. Believe me, after a while, you'll enjoy it!
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