Summer Water Safety: How to be Safe in the Pool and in the Ocean

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Below, you'll find some water safety tips for children and adults as you head out this summer.

Drowning Prevention for Children

  • Always keep children within arm’s reach
  • Remove items that a child could climb on to get over a fence and into a pool area
  • Designate a water watcher; someone who is free of distraction and can focus on those in the water
  • Install and maintain proper barriers around the pool and spa areas such as fences, gates, doors, alarms and safety covers
  • If a child goes missing, ALWAYS check the water first

Drowning Prevention for Adults

  • Never swim alone
  • Learn to swim
  • Learn CPR
  • Wear a life vest if you are not a strong swimmer
Here are some tips to ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe during your next beach day.

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