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With temperatures reaching 80 degrees it’s time to dust off those bathing suits, inflate those floaties and hit the pool!

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Did you know over 200 children drown in a swimming pool each year? You can help to change this statistic by

learning the facts and making safety your top priority. Here are a couple of tips, courtesy of the

American Red Cross Organization on how to keep children safe when swimming in the pool:

 

1. Secure your pool (or hot tub) with appropriate barriers by surrounding it by a 4-feet high fence, or self-closing gate. When the pool is not in use, place a safety cover over it and remember to lock away ladders, steps and other objects. Additionally, pool alarms can enhance security

 

2. Keep an eye on children at all times. Stay in arm’s reach of young children and place life jackets on inexperienced swimmers

 

3. Enroll your family in swim courses

 

4. Keep your pool and hot tub clean and clear and maintain the proper chemical levels

 

5. Enforce pool safety rules such as “no running” “no diving” “swim with a buddy” “stay away from drain covers” etc

 

6. Make sure everyone in your household knows how to respond to emergencies by taking courses on Water  Safety, first aid and CPR

 

To get more tips visit the American Red Cross by following the link below

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/water-safety/home-pool-safety

 

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