Stay safe this summer with these water safety tips
As the temperatures warm and children and families begin to participate in more water-related recreational activities, now is a great time to revisit safe practices in and around water. Check out the following safety tips from the American Red Cross:
- Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards
- Always swim with a buddy
- If you go boating, wear a life jacket
- Install and use barriers around your home pool or hot tub
- Actively supervise children whenever around the water
- Always stay within arm’s reach of young children and avoid distractions
- Keep toys not in use away from the pool and out of sight
- Reach or throw aid to distressed swimmers; don’t go
The National Water Safety Month campaign is a joint effort of the American Red Cross, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association and the World Waterpark Association. The annual event, which has been in existence for nine years, is designed to help prevent drowning and water-related illness and injuries.
Celebrate National Water Safety Month by reviewing safety tips, and stay water safe this summer.