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Be swim safe

 
Keep your kids safe in the pool.
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Article originally in Health24

  • Always designate a child watcher when there are children playing in and around a pool.
  • Never allow children to play around a pool unsupervised.
  • Encourage neighbours who have a pool to follow pool safety guidelines
  • Tell the baby sitters about pool safety, supervision and the importance of preventing drowning.
  • Enforce rules such as no running, no pushing, no dunking and never swim alone.
  • Don’t rely on swimming lessons or flotation devices to protect your children when swimming.
  • Even if you think that your pool area is secure, never leave children unsupervised in a garden with a pool. Always keep an eye on them, in the house or outside.
  • Attend a CPR class. Make sure your baby-sitter has attended a CPR class.
  • Keep their gates and doors locked
  • Keep their pool gates securely closed and latched
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