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SafeSplash Water Safety Tips

April 30, 2014 / by Admin

SafeSplash was recently asked by Colorado Parent Magazine to provide summer water safety tips. Check out the great article and tips below!


http://coloradoparent.com/article/water-safe-kids.html

PRACTICE WATER SAFETY

SafeSplash Swim School provided the following tips for water safety:

  • Swim in areas supervised by lifeguards
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Know before you go — don’t swim in water if you don’t know it is safe.
  • Use family rules around water. Kids must ask permission to get in the water or swim. “Mommy are you ready?” Or “1…2…3… jump!”
  • Be aware of the too’s: too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun.
  • Use adult swims/safety breaks for trips to the bathroom, to get a quick drink of water or a small snack, to apply more sun screen, etc.
  • Never leave a child unsupervised. Do not trust a child’s life to another child or to swim aids (floaties).

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals adds:

  • Never play or swim near drains or suction fittings in pools
  • Never enter a pool or spa if a suction fitting or drain cover is loose, broken or missing
  • Remove toys from in and around the pool when it is not in use
  • Learn to swim
  • Feet first! Never dive head first in water not intended for head-first diving

Tags: pool safety, water safety tips, water safety

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