The importance of showering BEFORE you enter any swimming pool

The importance of showering BEFORE you enter any swimming pool

The importance of showering BEFORE you enter any swimming pool

Teach Your Children Well: Shower before Swimming

You are heading off to your community pool. The mental check list goes…

Sunscreen? Yes.

Bathing suit? Of course.

Shower? Probably not.

Although the “shower before you swim” rule is consistently posted at community pools, a new University of Michigan report shows parents of young children do not appreciate the role showering plays in keeping swimming pools safe for the community (see video). Whereas 64 percent of parents understand it is very important for children to avoid swallowing pool water, only 26 percent believe it very important to shower before swimming. This study highlights the need to educate parents on swimmer hygiene.

 

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