Long vacations at the beach, pool parties and other fun activities in the water — these are expected to take place this week as many Americans are expected to go out of town and celebrate the 4th of July.
With this, keep in mind that while you’re having fun, you must make sure to not become part of statistics. Drowning is on the rise during this time of the year, and it would be best to observe some safety measures when you’re on the beach or by the pool.
Someone has to always be with the kids when swimming, and if possible, someone must also know CPR in case of emergencies. Children’s swimming privileges must be supervised at all times. Even if you don’t plan on taking a dip or swim yourself, you have to still look out for the children. Most kids love to bring toys in the water. Make sure that these items are pool friendly and won’t contribute to their drowning. If the pool is at home, it should be covered or fenced when the children are not swimming, to prevent them from accidentally falling over it.
PUBLIC BEACH OR POOL
If you are in a public pool or beach, make sure that there are lifeguards on duty and that you know where they are. Before going in the water, ask about its condition first, to avoid water hazards. If it has rained a day before your beach soiree, avoid the waters altogether as bacteria could still be present in it. Lastly, don’t drink and swim. If you plan to be in the water, then avoid drinking or doing any other water activities.
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