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National Safety Month – Stay Safe In and Out of the Water

Depositphotos_26968077_xsJune is National Safety Month and since the kids are heading into summer vacation we want to provide you with some summer swim safety tips we found on www.nsc.org. This website is a great resource for families. It provides information and tips for keeping you and your family safe. Here are some valuable tips below:

For Children and Parents

  • Always watch your child while he or she is bathing, swimming or around water
  • Gather everything needed (towel, bath toys, sunscreen) before the child enters the water; if you must leave the area, take the child with you
  • Empty all buckets, bathtubs and kiddie pools of water immediately after use and store them upside down and out of your child’s reach
  • Do not allow your child to play or swim in canals or streams
  • Install a 5-foot-tall fence with self-closing gate latches around your pool or hot tub
  • Consider installing door alarms to alert adults when a child has unexpectedly opened a door leading to a pool or hot tub
  • Keep a phone and life preserver near the pool or hot tub in case of emergency
  • Use snug-fitting life jackets instead of floaties, but remember that a child can still drown with a life jacket on if not carefully watched
  • Become certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child “drown-proof”

For Adults

  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never swim if you have been drinking alcohol or have taken certain medications
  • Learn how to swim; find swimming lessons at the local YMCA or park district
  • When boating, wear a life jacket
  • Learn First Aid and CPR
  • Swim in designated areas with lifeguards

Additional water safety resources:

For more tips and complete article click here: http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-drowning.aspx

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