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Hydrating Athletes Main Concern With High Heat

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With the high heat, athletic practices for Moline High School's student athletes are continuing as scheduled.

The school has a heat policy in place to ensure student safety. It calls for close monitoring of athletes, plenty of extra water, and plenty of extra breaks.

"We have a soccer game coming up and that's what we'll do, is they'll stop the game right in the middle of it and we'll just water them down and continue to play but that's the key, keep them hydrated," Moline AD Todd Rosenthal said.

It's important for every athlete to drink more water when they're exercising in this heat.

Dehydration can quickly lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke and that can be life-threatening.



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