It’s Never Too Late to Brush Up on Swimming Pool Safety

It’s Never Too Late to Brush Up on Swimming Pool Safety

Summer Water Safety

7 Safe swimming tips for kids

From Daily Delights

Summer is half over, and you have probably already been to your local municipal pool, water park, or backyard inground swimming pool already.  Unfortunately, in all of the splashing fun, the most important thing to remember as parents sometimes gets forgotten: Safety around a swimming pool.  In this post from Daily Delights, 7 Safe and easy tips for swimming pool safety are presented as a reminder to protect your children from the ever-present drowning hazards around any body of water.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

It’s summertime and there’s no better way to beat the heat than a day at the beach or local pool. By learning some important safe swimming tips, you can keep the whole family safe, while still having a great time.

Follow the rules

Always obey all rules when swimming in both lakes and pools. Water safety rules are there to protect you and your children. If you model good behavior, your children will learn to respect the rules as well. Here are a few swimming no-no’s:

Never dive into shallow water.

Never run near the edge of a pool.

Never swim in a pool that does not have a lifeguard.

Never swim alone.

Never swim in places that are not meant for swimming.

Never leave children unattended near any body of water.

Prevent drowning

It’s hard to imagine if you haven’t witnessed drowning up close, but drowning is actually a very quiet and shockingly undramatic experience. People who are drowning are not physically or psychologically able to call for help. This is why drowning is the number two cause of accidental death in children under the age of 15 — and half of the children who drown are within 25 yards of a parent or another adult.

You can learn more about how to recognize and rescue a drowning person in a swimming safety class. And of course, make sure to stay close to your children and pay close attention to them at all times when they are playing in or near the water.

Learn CPR

In case of emergency, it’s always good to be prepared. Classes in CPR and life-saving rescue techniques are available for swimmers of every level. Check with the American Red Cross for a class near you.

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