Last Updated on August 14, 2017

Most of the dangers of water sports and activities have been quite apparent for some time. Although many have taken precautionary measures to ensure the health of loved ones during water play, a not so visible danger has taken a cautionary up-rise since the early 2000s. This danger is known as secondary drowning which is the deterioration of respiratory functions due to the inhalation of liquids. This danger is very fatal and can go unnoticed for up to 72 hours making it hard to identify. So how does one avoid such a mysterious illness?


Methods of secondary drowning prevention starts with awareness, such as classes, swimming lessons, and proper use of safety equipment (life jackets/floatation devices). All of these methods educate individuals whom participate in water activities, informing them of the dangers they are at risk of. Teaching individuals how to swim and breathe while in pool/ocean areas can reduce the risk of inhaling liquids into their lungs. Proper use of swimming equipment can also help swimmers react appropriately to unexpected ordeals (splashes/dunks/waves) within bodies of water. Smaller children can be protected by erecting a pool fence around the pool.


Secondary drowning


Above all of these potential reducers, pool fencing would serve as the ultimate safety system to keep untrained little ones from drowning experiences. Pool fencing serves as an effective barrier due to the placement of secure fencing around the perimeter of the pool. This allows people to roam freely throughout the pool lounge without coming into unnecessary/unwanted contact with water. It also allows pool owners to have ultimate supervision over the pool use of younger swimmers.


Secondary drowning is the silent assassin of water sports and comes without warning. Take control of the danger of secondary drowning by installment of pool fences and educational practices within your household. Swimmers now have the peace of mind they need for summer beach/poolside fun.