In the pool, at the beach or even in your bathroom, water can be dangerous to your kids if you don’t take the right precautions. Drowning can happen any time of year, but parents need to be particularly vigilant during warmer months, when the number of drowning skyrockets.
¨ Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Remember Life Guards are not your baby sitters be attentive to your children at all times!!!
¨ Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!
¨ Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Learn-to-Swim courses.
¨ Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
¨ Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
¨ Establish rules for your family and enforce them without fail. For example, set limits based on each person’s ability, do not let anyone play around drains and suction fittings, and do not allow swimmers to hyperventilate before swimming under water or have breath-holding contests.
¨ Even if you do not plan on swimming, be cautious around natural bodies of water including ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous.
¨ If you go boating, wear a life jacket! Most boating fatalities occur from drowning.
¨ Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body’s ability to stay warm.
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