|Pool Safely Week|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:39|
Pool Safely Week
July 28 – August 3, 2013
Although Pool Safely Week is still months away, water safety awareness is something everyone should be concerned about all year long. It takes only inches of water for a small child to drown so taking extra safety tips at home and around pools, spas and all bodies of water can prevent drowning incidents. Facts about young children and drowning: the majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve children ages 1-4; drownings occur when there is a short lapse in adult supervision; little children drown quickly and silently. Drowning is Preventable!
Water Safety-Never leave a child unattended around a pool, spa, bath tub or any body of water; teach children basic water safety skills; learn how to swim to ensure your children know how to swim as well; avoid entrapment be keeping children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings; have a phone close by at all times when visiting a pool or spa; if a child is missing, look for them in the pool or spa first, including neighbor’s pools or spas; share safety instructions with family, friends, babysitters and neighbors.