Infographic gives quick reference for inground swimming pools and lake water safety
21 May Infographic gives quick reference for inground swimming pools and lake water safety
Keeping Little Ones Safe at the Pool or Lake This Summer
From Guardian Pool Fence
Most people feel safe at a public swimming pool or body of water when there is a lifeguard or lifeguards on duty. Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children, according to this post from Guardian Fence Systems, and even more shocking is the fact that 19% of these drownings happened at a facility or area in which there was a lifeguard on duty! This handy infographic gives an easy-to-understand guide to keeping your kids safe and sound while enjoying our many public facilities this summer. Take responsibility for your own children’s safety, and follow proper water safety procedures.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
The second leading cause of death in children is drowning. This sobering statistic is reversible. While you might think that children drowning is directly caused by a lack of supervision, a whopping 19% of drownings happen at public pools or beaches where there is a lifeguard on duty!
When it comes to the safety of your children near water, it’s untimely up to YOU. Preparing and teaching your children water safety can go a long way, but in the end someone must be watching each child 100% percent of the time. The average number of minutes between when a child was last seen before drowning is just 5 minutes. Watching children constantly is imperative.
What else can you do to keep your little ones safe at the pool, beach or lake this summer?
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