pool safely Tag

The Sensible Way
to Enjoy Your Inground
Swimming Pool

From APSP

Swimming pool safety entails using alot of common sense, and yet accidents continue to happen at swimming pools across the country.  This post from the Association of Pool and Spa professionals presents this handy packet with guidelines for drowning prevention.  The main point that seems to always get lost is that there is no substitution for Adult Supervision, no matter what other precautions are in place.

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Water, water everywhere: Swimming lessons are critical

From Miami Herald

According to this post from the Miami Herald, one could fill three classrooms with the amount of children under the age of 5 that drown in the state of Florida each year.  The CDC has been sponsoring a national movement to bring water safety to the forefront, but one of the major keys in preventing accidential drowinings is teaching kids how to swim.  This post talks about the importance of early swim lessons in this endeavor.

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Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

From Pool Safely

According to this post from The CPSC's Pool Safely campaign, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States in 2013.  Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5.  These senseless deaths are virtually completely preventable, by utilizing vigilance and being informed about pool safety.  The CPSC campaign emphasizes fencing all pools, and staying close and attentive to children at all times while around water.  These are simple steps, but they will save lives.

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