Swim Safely this Summer

  swimSwim safely this summer It's finally summer. As we head outdoors prepped with mosquito repellent and sunscreen, it's time to safely enjoy the season's many water activities. As we map out our summer holiday, let's keep water safety front and center. Follow these tips for staying safe ·         Learn to swim. It can reduce the chance of drowning in all ages, especially children under four. ·         Swim with a friend or family, or swim where lifeguards are available. ·         Keep an eye on the kids at all times. "Touch supervision" means adults should be close enough to touch children if needed. ·         Install pool gates that open out from the pool. ·         Wear a lifejacket when boating. ·         Don't drink and boat. Most boating accidents involve people who are under the influence of alcohol. Visit these websites for more info Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts The American Academy of Pediatrics Sun and Water Safety Tips