Friday, May 31, 2019

Water Safety Reminders

Summer fun almost always includes water – sprinklers, splash pad, lakes or pools. As much fun as water activities are it’s important to talk to your kids about water safety and always be aware of where your children are and what they are doing.
Here are a few reminders on pool/water safety:
-        Always wear sunscreen and reapply often
-        Children on boats should always wear personal flotation devices or life jackets
-        Don’t let children swim alone  - use the buddy system
-        Actively supervise children when in or near the water
-        Stay within arm reach of young children
-        No running or pushing around bodies of water
-        If you have a pool in your backyard consider safety fencing
As soon as possible introduce your children to water safety and basic swim safety. Swim lessons can begin as young as babies and introduces concepts such as floating and self rescue. Don’t rely on floaties or rafts to keep your children safe.  Lifeguards can provide a false sense of safety so make sure you are responsible for knowing where your child is at all times.

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