Parents, as usual, would love to see your children spending and making the most out of summer. You would love looking and buying stuffs for them that will be very useful in this season.
As parents, you also make it a point that safety would still matter. Healthy Swimming behaviors are needed to protect you and your kids from recreational water illnesses, like diarrhea, and will help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.
Provided are some useful tips that you can do in order to prevent different kinds from illness to occur during this season.
The first step in keeping your kids safe when swimming are adult supervision and an age appropriate flotation device. Keep an eye to your children so you know what they are doing while on the pool. Assign an adult to supervise children in and around the swimming pool. Maintain constant eye-to-eye supervision with children in and around the swimming pool.
Second, provide them with safety swimming pool supplies such as life jacket, goggles to prevent eye irritation due to chlorination of water.
Third, remove children from the swimming pool area for any distraction such as a telephone call, use of restroom, etc.
Fourth, issue the adult supervisor an item such as a whistle, bracelet, etc. to reinforce which adult is in charge of the safety of the children.
And fifth, ensure any adult responsible for the children know the emergency services telephone number and also your location address in the event emergency personnel are needed to be called to the scene.
Because of the increase over the past decade in the number of outbreaks of illness associated with swimming, you should also be aware of the spread of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and how to prevent them.
In some of the nation's sun belt, drowning has been the leading cause of accidental death in the home of children under 5 years old. The information below can help parents and caregivers provide young children with the protection they deserve.
Pool owners on the other hand should be reminded that safety is one of the most important factors in owning a swimming pool. You should always be prepared and have the correct
pool supplies and pool safety equipment available by your pool side.