Safety Tips

- to help you and yours to stay safe in the water

Supervise When in or Around Water

  • Have a set of 'Pool Rules' and display it at the pool; kids like to at least know the boundaries what's of acceptable before they start pushing them
  • Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while swimming or playing in or around water
  • Supervisors of preschool children should provide “touch supervision”; i.e. they should be close enough to reach the child at all times
  • Because drowning occurs quickly and quietly, adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity (such as reading, playing cards, talking on the phone or mowing the lawn) while supervising children, even if lifeguards are present
  • Use the Buddy System - always swim with a buddy
  • Select swimming sites that have lifeguards when possible
  • Seizure Disorder Safety - If you or a family member has a seizure disorder, provide one-on-one supervision around water, especially around swimming pools
  • Don’t let swimmers hyperventilate before swimming underwater or try to hold their breath for long periods of time  - this puts them at risk of Shallow Water Blackout, which is a feature of many drownings
  • Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning. However, even when children have had formal swimming lessons, constant, careful supervision when kids are in the water, and barriers such as pool fencing, a safety cover or a safety net to prevent unsupervised access, are still important
  • Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - in the time it takes for paramedics to arrive, your CPR skills could save someone’s life
  • Air-Filled or Foam Toys are not safety devices
  • Don’t use air-filled or foam toys, such as "water wings", "noodles", or inner-tubes, in place of life jackets
  • These toys are not life jackets and are not designed to keep swimmers safe
  • Avoid alcohol before or during swimming, boating, or water skiing
  • Do not drink alcohol while supervising children
  • Avoid using 'recreational' drugs before or during swimming
  • Know the local weather conditions and weather forecast before swimming
  • Thunderstorms with lightning strikes are potentially very dangerous so never swim during a thunderstorm
  • If a thunderstorm approaches close the pool immediately

 

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