Monday, November 7, 2016

13 Water Safety Facts

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13 Water Safety Facts

Water safety is essential. I can't begin to explain how important it is! Before, we purchased our first pool a child in my husband's family passed away from drowning in their family pool. So, when my girls were little, I was determined to keep them safe especially since we had a pool in our backyard. 

Before my girls could even walk, I had them in mommy/daughter swim classes to get them use to being in the water. I continued swim lessons until I knew they felt very comfortable in the water. Also, swimming was the perfect way to get them out of the house and exercise.

Water Safety Facts Kids

  1. If you do own a pool, make sure you install barriers surrounding it. We had a pool with a deck, so I always made sure that the deck was locked. You can also purchase pool alarms. Also, in most cities, there are ordinances you must follow when you install a pool. Make sure you check with your city!
  2. Never swim alone. I don't care if you're an adult you should always have someone with you in case there is an accident.
  3. If you're a young or inexperienced swimmer always wear a US Coastguard approved life vest.
  4. When the pool is not in use and accessible, make sure you remove the ladder.
  5. Keep toys away from the pool, so a child will not try to reach it and accidently fall in.
  6. Even if a lifeguard is present always watch your kids when they're in the water.
  7. Always be within arm's reach of small children when they're in the water.
  8. Have a cell phone nearby in case you need to dial 911. Make sure your kids know what to do in the event of an emergency.
  9. Enroll in a local water safety class and become CPR certified.
  10. Establish safety rules in your family regarding your pool.
  11. Swim only in designated areas. 
  12. Know your child's limit in the water. If you see them becoming tired, it may be time to remove them from the water.
  13. Sign up for age-appropriate swim lessons. You're never too old to learn to swim.

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Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Aqua-Tots swim schools are state of the art facilities that offers families a friendly, safe & clean atmosphere to learn how to swim or to continue your swimming education. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools mission is to help prevent drownings by working with local communities. I know I would love to see zero drownings per year. Education is the key to preventing these needless deaths!

Where can you sign up for Aqua-Tots in the Metro Detroit area?

What water safety fact would you like to share?