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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!
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