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Water Wise Tips to Keep Children Safe

Post Date:05/20/2019 3:10 PM

We know water is everywhere. Whether it's a trip to the beach or a dip in the community or backyard pool, you can ensure that swimming is as safe as it is fun by following a few basic safety tips.

Top Tips about Swimming Safety

    • Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted.
    • Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult. Make sure older children swim with a partner every time.
    • Always keep a phone nearby for emergencies.
    • Have a designated water watcher to be distraction free to focus on the pool or area of water the children are playing in or around. 
    • Teach children how to swim.
    • Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. They need to be aware of uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and changing weather.
    • Know what to do in an emergency. Learning CPR and basic water rescue skills may help save a child’s life.

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