10-Simple Steps to a Safe Pool Party

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An average of 290-children under the age of five drown in pools and spas every year. In 69% of those drownings, a parent was responsible for supervising the child and most occurred when a child was thought to be in the house but slipped outside without anyone knowing. In 77% of accidental drownings, the child had been seen 5-minutes or less before being missed and eventually found in the pool. Supervision can and does fail, and which is why safety advocates urge families to use layers of protection Read more […]

Why Drowning is Not Like the Movies

Why Drowning is Not Like the Movies

Drowning is not what we are used to seeing in the movies – with someone splashing around and calling for help. It is usually silent, especially with young children who do not realize they won’t be able to breathe underwater. That’s why it is important to assign one person as a designated Water Watcher and change shifts every 15 minutes when children are in the pool. Active supervision means: Sitting close to the pool with your full attention on the child/children No phones or reading Read more […]