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Summer Safety Tips for Kids & Pools

Steve Wagner

With summer well on the way, pools will soon be opening and vacationers will be heading to the beach. While summer vacation is a fun and free time for school children, a little supervision can go a long way. Recently, the Indiana State Department of Health put out the message that between 2010 and 2013, 300 people drowned in Indiana. The CDC has reported that 1 in 5 drowning incidents involve children.

Fortunately, parents have plenty of options for keeping summer safe. The Indiana State Department of Health recommends that children start swim lessons to help prevent drowning incidents as well as use flotation devices.

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The Red Cross also has a few tips for water safety. Just to highlight a few:

  • Stick to areas which are watched by a designated lifeguard.
  • Don’t let children swim alone. Make sure children are supervised and are swimming with another friend who can seek help if necessary.
  • When a child is missing, make sure to look in the water first.
  • It is vitally important to place proper barriers around pools at home to prevent accidents.

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