There’s a ton of fun stuff that involves water around the tristate area! The things I’m going to recommend don’t require knowing how to swim but I’m sure it would help make you feel much more safe.
The Beach-There are so many great reasons as to why the beach is great. But we all know the sand and surf is a major attraction. You cool off with your friends and family. If you like a little bit of a thrill try a water activity like wakeboarding and/or boogie boarding. In many of the beach towns they usually have surf shops. Take a class. You can practice on your own once you have the basics down. To simplify things you can even grab a football and just through that around. This way you can be in the water and have fun.
Tubing- I recently just found out about this. Keep cool while being in a tube and float down a body of water. The water is fairly calm. The point is to feel relaxed. This is where you want to come when it is a scorching hot day. Trust me, ditch the movie theater and come tubing instead; you won’t regret it!
Kayaking- Not in the mood to be in the water but enjoy the outdoors? Check out kayaking. You're in a small boat usually with one or two people! You set your own speed by moving the boat with a paddle! It’s kinda cool cause you get a chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife around you. Fish, and birds are common animals but depending on where you are you may find reptiles like frogs.
White Water Rafting- In high school I went on a class trip and I had an utter blast. Maybe six or seven people are in a boat. There is a lot of white water, which is good because that’s what helps you move. Depending on how the water is that day, it’s much choppier and much harder to predict then kayaking. It’s well worth it because of the thrill you get, plus they provide things like helmets and life jackets to keep you safe. Look up the details of the location before you go.
SUP Paddle Board- SUP stands for stand up paddle board. Stand up paddle board in itself is usually a pretty good workout. I recently went to a class run by Aquavida. The aqua vida class created a combination of SUP and yoga. In this particular class you threw out the paddle and just used the board. The challenge with this workout is that you do yoga positions on the paddle board. That’s right, ladies, be prepared to feel the burn. You attempt to do things like squats as well as yoga poses like warrior and crow. It’s a great workout and a lot of fun and the best part is that it is SO unique. Enjoy!
Take advantage of the warm weather and have some fun! Let me know how it goes in the comments below or in my facebook group!