12 Dec 2019
Swimming Pool Safety Tips Parents Should Know
Swimming is an exciting summer activity for kids. Mostly swimming pools are known to be a recreational centre which is safe for all children. However, in some instances, pools have been reported to cause death among children. In fact, statistics show that swimming pool drowning is the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 4. To prevent such premature deaths, parents are bound to ensure several safety tips are upheld as discussed below.
Have water watcher for kids
Parties and events which tend to have adults and children around a pool may make the adults forget about the children to focus on interacting with friends. For this reason, an adult should be assigned the task to watch over children to ensure they are safe. This could be assigned to one parent or rotationally among the present parents.
Before allowing your child to swim ensure they have undergone the required swimming lessons. This will help them navigate in water easily with their friends, without being in the risk of drowning. Also, undertaking swimming lessons will help your child learn how to be safer in water.
Swimming is fun for both children and adults, by ensuring simple pool rules are followed by children, swimming pool incidence can be reduced.