When children are near a swimming
a. Need to stay within arm's reach of swimming children
and to give the children their undivided attention.
b. Keep a phone and first aid equipment by the pool at all
times. Of course parents need to know what to do in an
emergency, know basic first aid, know how to call 911
and also know how to do CPR.
c. Have your children take swimming lessons
There are three cautions about adults
d. If an adult swims alone there is nobody to help if a
medical emergency occurs.
e. Adults who take risks - are susceptible to drowning.
f. Those who drink alcohol are especially susceptible to
drowning. They may not feel the full effects of the
alcohol, they are dehydrated, their risk taking tendencies
are increased and their judgement is poor.