Today we are celebrating International Water Safety Day! At SouthWest Aquatics, water safety is our top priority. A drowning only takes seconds but the ramifications are felt forever. Here are some important water safety tips:
- Do not rely on a flotation device to keep you or your child safe. Make sure you and your family are self-reliant swimmers and floaters through private lessons.
- Designate a Water Watcher every single time children are in your care or are near the water.
- Learn CPR.
- Always remove portable pool ladders and toys when not in use. These items can be tempting to a young curious child.
- Ensure your pool has a proper fence with a self latching and self closing gate.
Drowning IS preventable. By implementing these important water safety tips with your family, you are doing your part to be water smart.
Remember every day is water safety day.