Summer is a special time for having fun in the backyard pool, yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death. 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: Don’t Get In Over Your Head Regardless of whether you are a beginner or seasoned swimmer, always make sure to swim in a water depth that is most comfortable for you. You should never swim in water that’s deeper than you are used to or that makes you feel intimidated. Child Safety Tips If children are present, make sure that they are never left unattended near the pool area. If they are in the water, an adult should be nearby at all times in case help is needed. It’s also important that children be equipped with the proper flotation aid to help them remain above water. Watch Your Step If your pool has steps leading down into the water, make sure that there is a sturdy handrail to hold onto. This will not only help […]
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