Monday, July 5, 2010

Kids, Water, and Safety

Kids, Water and Safety

It is summertime and I have already heard about several small children drowning in back yard swimming pools. Please be sure there is adult supervision when children are around a pool even a child’s pool. It takes very little water for a little one to drown. It only takes a few seconds for a child to slip out of sight. Water is like a magnet.

Here is a tip I had never heard. On the last day of swimming lessons, JoAnn’s 2 year-old granddaughter and classmates were told to jump in the pool with their clothes on. Why? When children fall into a pool fully dressed, they panic even when they can swim. The instructor was giving them the chance to see what it felt like to swim in their clothes. Worrying about Mommy being mad because they are getting their clothes wet could cause part of the panic. Makes sense to me.

Watch for kids darting into streets and playing in driveways.

Have a great and safe summer.

Until next time.

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