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Swimming Safety Tips:

Summer is a special time having fun in the water, yet drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death. Each year more than 1,000 children under the age of 14 drown. Another 16,000 are rushed to hospitals for near-drowning. Children ages 4 and under are at the greatest risk. Many adults do not realize that a child ca drown in as little as one inch of water. Most drowning occurs at home or in residential pools. Drowning is many times called the “silent killer” as you might not hear a cry for help or the sound of a splash to alert you that a child is in trouble. To keep your summer fun and tragedy-free follow these safety tips:

At home

  • Never leave a child alone in or near the water, including bathtubs, sinks and toilets

  • Never rely on any type of support ring to keep your child safe in the bathtub

  • Empty all buckets and any other containers that hold water or any fluid immediately after use

In pools

  • Never leave a child alone in or near a swimming pool even just to answer the telephone

  • Enclose a pool or spa with four-sided fence which is a minimum of five feet in height that has self-closing and self-latching gates. It is recommended that the side of a house not be used as any of the sides of the fenced area

  • Make sure all wading pools are emptied and turned over immediately after use

  • Learn first aid and CPR, especially CPR

  • Use door and pool alarms and automatic pool covers for extra protection

  • Teach every child how to swim. Get professional training, but never rely solely on the swimming lessons to protect a child from drowning

  • Teach the importance of never running, pushing or jumping on other’s around water

In open water

  • Never leave children alone and make sure children always swim with a friend about the same age or with an adult

  • Always make sure that children swim in approved designated areas in oceans, lakes and rivers. Always check the depth of the water before swimming or diving. If swimming in the ocean, check the current and under-tow

Be sure every child wears a proper fitting life jacket when on a boat or near water. Air-filled swimming aids, such as “water wings”, are not safe substitutes for life jackets. Never rely on a life jacket alone to prevent drowning.



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