As summer gets into full swing, it’s a good time to remember to practice pool safety! The number one rule – never leave children unsupervised near a pool or any other body of water.
Don’t rely on swimming classes, life preservers, floaties or anything else to keep a child safe in the water. Children should never be unsupervised when they’re in a pool or other body of water.
Practice Pool Safety! If a child is missing, look first in the pool area
If you have a pool and you’re leaving your kids home with a sitter, make sure the sitter knows pool safety measures and is trained in CPR.
Pools should be fully enclosed with a fence. All gates should be self-closing and self-locking. Any tables, chairs or other items that a child could use to climb into the pool area should be kept away from the fence or inside the enclosed area.
If you have a pool, learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Help keep your kids safe at the pool and the beach this summer – enroll them in swimming classes. But remember, even children who are excellent swimmers should never be left unsupervised in the water.
Practice pool safety! Consider life jackets or floaties for young children who aren’t yet comfortable in the water.
Remember – water is very reflective and can cause serious sunburns in a short amount of time. If you’re going to be at the pool or beach, apply sunscreen before going outside, and reapply regularly.
Most people don’t use enough sunscreen. You should use about an ounce – visualize a shot glass. And remember to reapply regularly.