Published Date: June 18, 2015
Supervision is the best form of child safety. There should always be an adult present when children are near water. Never let them swim by themselves.
Designate one adult to watch the pool area at all parties/functions, alternating every 15 minutes.
Make sure toys are cleared from the swimming pool area.
Learn Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and learn where the emergency phone is near the pool in the event that 911 must be called. In fact, make sure that anyone who is watching your child is certified in CPR and First Aid. Contact your fire department, hospital, American Heart Association or Red Cross for class offerings.
Lifesaving equipment should always be available in the pool area and probably hanging from the fence. Ropes, poles and life preservers are most common.
Teach kids to swim. Swimming lessons train youngsters on valuable lifesaving skills. They learn how to kick, float, hand strokes and, most importantly, breathing techniques as well as the art of holding their breath while submerged under water. Water exploration enables kids to develop their cognitive and motor skills. Swimming lessons will provide them with all the skills needed to survive in water.
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