Swimming Pool Safety Practices

 9 Important Safety Points


 The protection of all swimmers in home swimming pools is the responsibility of the adult members in the home:


  If a child is missing, look in the pool FIRST.  Moments count.  A child can drown or suffer brain damage in as little as a few seconds.


  1. Teach children to call 9-1-1.
  2. Start swimming lessons for children by the age of four.
  3. Parents, guardians, and babysitters should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with annual updates.
  4. Keep safety equipment including a flotation ring a long pole a cordless telephone nearby.  They are not toys!
  5. When a group of adults is gathered near the swimming area, assign a swim warden, a lifeguard, to constantly watch swimming children.  Change the guard every twenty minutes.
  6. Never leave a child alone even for a minute or two
  7. Set up your pool with a pool fence
  8. Ability to swim, in itself, is not an adequate safety rule.  Slipping and falling with injury can happen to anyone, and incapacitate him from recovery.
  9. Do not permit lone swimming, even for adults or other proficient swimmers.

These rules and practices are not easy to follow.  But, YOU must make them a habit to avoid the tragedy of a swimming death or life-long impairment.  IT’S UP TO YOU!


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