Safety Tips: Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming is a great sport for fitness and it is an enjoyable activity with friends and family. However, it is a known fact that a common cause of fatality among young people is swimming recklessly. A few simple tips and safety rules ensure that you are free from swimming injuries and other accidents that may result in death.

Top Things to Know
1. Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. 
2. Designate a water watcher…and stay in arm’s reach of young children.
3. Install anti-entrapment drain covers and safety release systems to protect against drain entrapment.
4. If a child is missing, check the water first.

Secure Your Pool When Not in Use

  • Completely surround your pool with four-sided isolation fencing with a self-closing and self-latching gate that is out of the reach of a child.
  • A four-sided isolation fence (separating the pool area from the house and yard) reduces a child’s risk of drowning 83% compared to three-sided property-line fencing.
  • For above-ground pools, secure, lock or remove steps, ladders and anything that can be used for access (such as outdoor furniture and toys) whenever the pool is not being actively supervised by an adult.
  • Install a secondary barrier, such as: (i) Door alarms and locks that are out of the reach of a child on all doors and windows with direct access to the pool or spa area; (ii) Lockable covers

Establish and Enforce Rules and Safe Behaviors

  • Do not enter head first unless in a pool that has a safe diving area.
  • Stay away from drains and other openings that cause suction.
  • Swim with a buddy.
  • Only swim when supervised by a water watcher.
  • Swim sober.
  • Supervise others sober and without distractions, such as reading or talking on or using a cell phone.

9 Swimming Safety Tips to Follow

  1. Read the Signboard
  2. Do not run around the pool, Walk!
  3. Be careful as you get in and out of the pool.
  4. Look before you Dive.
  5. Identify your swimming abilities.
  6. Go with someone. Never swim alone.
  7. Protect your skin
  8. Drink water regularly
  9. Have the right safety equipment around.

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