Happy first day of summer! One of our favorite ways to beat the heat is to throw on our cutest swimsuit and hit the water, either at our local pool or the closest beach. No matter the spot, if there’s water, we’re in! You can catch us soaking up the sun while chatting with our BFFs, or diving into that summer reading with the latest beach read. And when we’re feeling adventurous, you can find us swimming, surfing or testing our water skiing skills!

We caught up with our cover girl, Olivia Holt, to see what her favorite summer water activities are, and to see what must have accessories she packs for the pool or beach. Check out her tips in the video above!