In Smooth Waters: The #1 Source for Water Sports Reviews and Safety Tips

Water sports are notoriously healing. Whether you swim in a pool, surf the waves, explore ocean depths, ride a boat, or kayak down the river, there’s something undeniably stimulating and relaxing about being in or on the water. We like to share this passion with our readers while alerting you to the inevitable dangers of our beloved wet.

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 In Smooth Waters is your go-to guide for all water-related activities. We publish new posts regularly and update our existing content base every week. If you are a water enthusiast like we are, you are going to love our latest posts:

Fish with the Longest Lifespan

Top 10: The Longest Living Fish are crazy 400 years+ old

While your goldfish may not have made it past the one-year mark, there are tons of wild fish species that can live as long as 500 years and beyond. And though we may worry about the day that little Goldy has to be flushed down the toilet, these fish are happily living long lives under […]

Best places to Snorkel in Mexico

12 Best Places to Snorkel in Mexico (Must Add 2 Bucket List)

Snorkeling is one of the best ways to get up close and personal to the scenic world of the underwater. Lucky for us, Mexico offers more than 9,000 kilometers of coastline with warm white sands and clear blue waters. Like most tropical island countries, Mexico has perfect beach weather throughout the year, and it is […]

The Best Places to Snorkel in Florida

Best Snorkeling Spots in Florida: 19 Places You Can’t Miss

Have you ever wanted to swim with gentle sharks? Have you dreamed of exploring the wreckage of a sunken trade ship? Would you like to come face to face with an underwater, historical statue? Look no further than Florida! Whether you want a guided adventure or a leisurely swim with the manatees, snorkeling in Florida […]

Best Teen Life Jackets

7 Best Teen Life Jackets, Vests and PFDs of 2023 (Reviewed!)

You’ve got to do your homework before setting out on your next fishing, boating, canoeing or kayaking trip. Of course, you need a life jacket to keep yourself safe when you’re by the water. That’s why we’ve reviewed the best teen life jackets, vests, and puddle jumpers to keep your adolescent protected when fishing, swimming, […]

Drowning Prevention

Unintentional Drowning – Part 3: Prevention

Safety Research and Tips To Keep Your Family Safe Did you know drowning is one of the leading causes of death worldwide? Surprisingly, drownings are the leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 1,2 and account for over 9% of the global mortality rate, the third-highest in unintentional injury deaths 21 . Despite drowning […]

Drowning Risk factors

Unintentional Drowning-Part 2:Risk Factors

Lack of Swimming Ability Many adults and children report that they can’t swim. 7,8  Research has shown that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children aged 1 to 4 years. 9,10 Lack of Barriers Barriers, such as pool fencing, prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area […]

Drowning The Problem

Unintentional Drowning-Part 1: The Problem

Did you know drowning is one of the leading causes of death worldwide? Surprisingly, drownings are the leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 1,2 and account for over 9% of the global mortality rate, the third-highest in unintentional injury deaths 21 . Despite drowning being a known risk, many lack the awareness of […]

Action Packed Movies With an Island Setting

10 Action-Packed Movies About Islands

You may have dreams of exotic island paradises, white sands, and sunny weather, but that’s not something that’ll have you at the edge of your seat on movie night. Sometimes islands are full of dangerous creatures, mysterious locals, and swashbuckling pirates.  Do you like your islands with a dose of action, love, horror, tragedy, and […]

Worlds Largest Oceans and Seas

Water Everywhere: Top 14 of the World’s Largest Oceans and Seas

More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and our oceans make up a lot of that. You might’ve heard ocean or sea used interchangeably, but a sea is smaller than an ocean (except one – see the table below!) and is often partly enclosed by land. The oceans are interconnected; […]

Top 10 Swimming Movies and Documentaries That Will Make You Want to Jump in the Water

Top 10 Best Swimming Documentaries and Movies

Most people have gone swimming at some point, even if for fun. But if you want to know more about what swimming is like for professionals and competitors, you should watch these best swimming movies and documentaries. There are tons of them available, so there’s something for everyone. Consider a few of the best swimming […]

Top 10 Kiteboarding Movies and Documentaries You Dont Want to Miss

Top 10 Best Kitesurfing Documentary Films and Movies You Must See

Kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, is a popular water sport with similarities to wakeboarding, waterskiing, and surfing. Anyone interested in learning more about kiteboarding, or just wanting to see some amazing kitesurfing feats, may want to check out any one of a number of kiteboarding movies and documentaries.  But with quite a few to choose from, you […]

Best Snorkeling Life Jackets

7 Best Life Jackets for Snorkeling of 2023

The vast ocean is home to many of the world’s most incredible and awe-inspiring creatures, and snorkeling is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with the wonders of the ocean. Of course, the waters aren’t without their fair share of dangers, and it’s essential to take proper safety precautions when […]

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