Our Top Swimming Safety Tips from Blank Children's
Blank Children's Hospital

Swimming Safely 

Whether you are in the backyard, at the community pool, splash park or beach keep in mind these basic safety tips!

Top Water Safety Tips:

-   Never leaving a child unattended near water - do not trust a child's life to another child and always designate an adult supervisor to constantly keep a watchful eye.

-   Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention.

-   Whether you're swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake, teach children to swim with an adult. Older, more experienced swimmers should still swim with a partner ever time. From the first time your kids swim, teach children to never go near or in water without an adult present.

-    Learn CPR. It will give you tremendous peace of mind – and the more peace of mind you have as a parent, the better.

-   Educate your children about the dangers of drain entanglement and entrapment and teach them to never play or swim near drains or suction outlets.

-   Enrolling children in age-appropriate swim classes to ensure everyone in the family learns to swim well.

-   Having young children wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets that are properly fitted whenever around water. Everyone (parents included) should wear a life jacket when boating.

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