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Learning to Swim from a Lifeguard

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The pools are open around the city and although kids are ready to jump right in, it’s important to make sure they stay safe. Check out  a few pool safety tips below to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

1. Be sure to watch your children when they’re in or near a pool or spa. If multiple adults are present, assign one of them to watch the children for a designated amount of time and then rotate. This will prevent lapses in supervision.

2.Enroll your child in swimming lessons and teach them basic water safety tips.

3.Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to prevent them from getting trapped.

4.Don’t rely on fun water toys to keep your children safe. If your child can’t swim, place them in a proper flotation device.

5. The following should be nearby while your family is at the pool: portable telephone, first aid kit, flotation device, and a pair of scissors to cut hair, clothing, or a pool cover if needed.

6.Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.

7.Share safety instructions with close friends and family members who are in contact with your children.

8.Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and keep those skill updated on a regular basis.

 

Have a safe summer and tag us at Joy1071 on Instagram and Facebook in your pics while hanging at the pool.

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