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Old 11-18-2022, 10:18 PM #1
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Question Swim question for newly diagnosed epileptic

My friend now has epilepsy for a few months now. Any advice for a newly diagnosed epileptic? Is swimming near a lifeguard safe enough is seizures are controlled or does one always need an extra swim buddy?
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Hi, funnylegs!

I don't have epilepsy but did find this from the Epilepsy Foundation, if it's of any use to you:

Water Safety and Seizures | Epilepsy Foundation

This part of the article might answer your question though I'm not sure what they mean by "a long time" (how long?).

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If you’ve been seizure free for a long time, then swimming with safety precautions appropriate for any person may be okay. Yet, if you still have seizures or have had any with loss of consciousness, then swimming alone is not safe.
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