Swimming is one of the most popular summer activities, especially in a place like Wylie, Texas. Our warm summers lend perfectly to long, fun days at the pool or lake. Now that your family will be spending a good amount of time in the water, it’s important to remember these four water safety tips!
1. Making Water Safety A Priority
Make water safety your priority this summer by establishing a set of ground rules for the entire family. For example, not allowing your kids to swim alone or if they need to, keep life jackets on at all times when in the water or on a boat. While life jackets are a helpful floating device, it’s important to teach your kids how to swim well and what better time to teach them than in the summer!
Always maintain constant supervision when kids are near or in water. Even if there is a lifeguard on duty, as a parent, it is your responsibility to keep watch over your child. With young children, stay within arm’s reach and avoid distractions.
3. Ways To Avoid Unsupervised Access To Water
For home pools, installing barriers, like a fence, around the entire pool will create limited access. Also adding pool covers and alarms can help prevent any unsupervised incidents from occurring. Toys can also attract younger children towards the water. So remember to put any toys that are not in use away and out of sight.
4. Be Prepared In An Emergency
As a parent, it’s important to be prepared in case of an emergency, especially when it involves water safety. Having the appropriate equipment such as life jackets and first aid kits are both beneficial when spending your summer days around the pool or lake. Red Cross has multiple courses you can take that will help better prepare and teach you how to prevent and respond in emergency situations.
Bozman Farms has the perfect community pool for all families to enjoy this summer, which is why it is important to us that safety comes first. We would love to hear any water safety tips you may have. Visit our Facebook page today and let us know!
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