Summer Safety Tips!
- Parents, please watch your children! Never let a non-swimmer rely on pool noodles or floaties in the water. These are considered toys and should only be used when you are in arm’s length of the child. Non-swimmers should only wear Coast Guard approved life jackets and make sure they fit properly.
- Alcohol and pools do NOT mix! Always appoint a water watcher who is not consuming alcohol. Guests should not be permitted to consume alcohol and use the pool as well.
- Never let your child out of your sight. If you need to leave the pool area, bring your child with you. A lifeguard is NOT a babysitter. The lifeguard is designated to watch the pool and the patrons in their zone. Watching your child is not their only duty.
- Review pool rules. Make sure you have pool rules in place at your own pool and your children and guests are aware of those rules.
- Put down your phones, tablets, and readers! Give your children your undivided attention when they are in the pool.
- Make sure your gates, fencing, and barriers are intact and operational so your child or someone else’s can’t sneak away or into your pool.
- Get trained in CPR. This life saving skill can help wherever you are, not only at the pool
- Use sunscreen. Reapply every two hours.
- At the first sound of thunder, get out of the pool! Do not reenter the pool until 15 minutes after the last sound of thunder or last visual of lightning.
- Shower before entering the pool. Remember to take bathroom breaks. Both of these will help prevent recreational water illnesses from spreading.
- Enroll your children in learn to swim programs today!