Swimming Pool Safety Tips

AdobeStock_91303372_WMDuring the summer, you can find millions of people spending time in backyard swimming pools to escape the heat. It is very important to remember and always follow simple rules to keep your family safe this summer.

Did you know that drowning is a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4 and over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year?

Here are a few simple rules that should always be followed while around a swimming pool:

  • Keep toys away from the pool when the pool is not in use.
  • Empty blow-up pools after each use.
  • No tricycles or other riding toys at poolside.
  • No electrical appliances near the pool.
  • No diving in a pool that is not deep enough.
  • No running on the pool deck.

 

“An adult should actively watch children at all times while they are in a pool. For infants and toddlers, an adult should be in the water and within arm’s reach, providing “touch supervision.”  For older children, an adult should be paying constant attention and free from distractions, like talking on the phone, socializing, tending household chores, or drinking alcohol. The supervising adult must know how to swim.”

 

For further safety tips click here:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Swimming-Pool-Safety.aspx

Jessica, P.M.A.

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