Every summer brings with it the joy of swimming. Unfortunately, it also brings with it heartache for many.
600 Children drown each year. By following just a few swimming safety tips you can protect your children and make sure they do not add to those terrible statistics.
Awareness is the first step to swimming safely. Teaching your children to respect bodies of water, whether they are baths, pools, dams or the open ocean is one of the smartest things you ca do.
Be sure to teach your children these swimming safety tips:
Teaching your children to swim is vital to keeping them safe around water. Sometimes even being aware of the dangers of water is not enough and so your children must be able to swim even if they are not particularly fond of swimming.
Just because you have taught your children about the dangers of water as well as how to swim does not now mean they are safe. Supervising your children while they swim is still a good idea. Accidents happen really fast and it only takes a few minutes to drown.
Make sure you watch small children especially closely. It is very easy to get distracted, so try not to do anything else. Don’t rely on other people to watch your children as they may forget or be distracted themselves.
When watching older children keep an eye out for dangerous play. Pushing each other in the pool may seem fun but it can quickly turn dangerous and is not a safe swimming practice.
It is also a good idea to take a CPR course and have emergency service numbers close at hand.
Making sure your swimming pool is a fun place for your family to spend leisure time means making it a safe place.
Swimming is a lot of fun for the whole family. Keeping it that way takes a little bit of thought and common sense but it is definitely worth the effort.