Beat the Heat: Watersports to try this summer. For many of us, summer is synonymous with water. Nothing brings us back to childhood like the cool relief of jumping into a lake, pool, ocean or river with the summer sun shining overhead.Watersports are one of the best ways to stay cool while camping. No day is too hot when you've got a place to take a dip — so, in celebration of the fun days ahead, consider trying out a new watersport this summer. Whether it's swimming laps, waterskiing or kiteboarding, you're sure to find something new to try. There are also plenty of water sports families can do together, making it a great way to get quality time in with your loved ones.