Water Safety

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When the weather heats up, everyone enjoys heading to the pool or the beach. Most people don’t think about water safety too much. However, children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates. For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death. Most water-related accidents can be easily avoided by following some very simple steps.

 

Keys

 

 

  • Always fence your pool with self-closing and self-latching gates
  • When pools are not in use, cover them if possible
  • Make sure kids learn how to swim
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never allow a child to enter the water without permission from an adult
  • Never let children or inexperienced swimmers swim unsupervised
  • Save the phone calls and texts for when children are out of the water
  • Teach children to stay away from drains
  • If a child is missing, check the pool or spa first