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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS. A swimming pool is fourteen times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child four and under. Seventy percent of all preschoolers who drown are in the care of one or both parents at the time of drowning.

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A swimming pool is fourteen times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child four and under.

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Seventy percent of all preschoolers who drown are in the care of one or both parents at the time of drowning.

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Drowning is more likely to claim your child's life than any other accident. 

There is a very real need to protect your child from drowning.

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Learn to Swim

It’s never too soon to start.

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SWIMMING LESSON GOALS 1. Face-up comfort and lifesaving endurance in the water 2. Development of advanced swimming techniques

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A child needs to have a good endurance base as well as proficiency at several different strokes to be considered skilled in the water.  

even after a child learns to swim there is never any guarantee that there won t be an accident

Even after a child learns to swim, there is never any guarantee that there won’t be an accident.  

safe pools

SAFE POOLS

Supervision is always your primary layer of protection,

but many drowning incidents occur when parental supervision fails and there are no other backup layers in use.

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LAYERS….

Access doors to the pool area with high locks & alarms

Pool safety barrier such as a fence or wall separating

the pool from

your home

Pool alarms

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"Staging platforms" such as tables and chairs, should not be kept near a pool fence.

  • Keeping a telephone
  • at poolside could
  • prove to be an
  • invaluable aid in the
  • event of an accident.
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Do not allow the pool area to be used as a play area.  The pool is

for swimming only.  Isolating the pool area to be used for swimming

is the most essential concept

of drowning prevention.

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CPR and your knowledge of rescue techniques are another layer of protection should there be an accident.

Finally, an Emergency Action Plan is a must for anyone who has a backyard pool.

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Every layer of protection possible

must be in force at all times or the system is compromised.

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Choose safe pool toys and

use them properly.   

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Do not use water wings, flotation swimming suits, rings, etc. even with adult supervision.  These devices teach a heads-up posture in the water, arms out to the sides with the back arched and the knees bent in a bicycling-style kicking pattern. This posture and action is contrary to that needed for swimming.

In a recreational swimming setting, flotation devices should be used only by those who can swim independently.

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The use of

flotation devices

is one of the worst

pre-swimming-lesson experiences a child can have.   

If your child wears one even a few times, it will take her much longer to learn to swim.    

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Practice healthy

swimming behaviors.

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Refrain from swimming when you have diarrhea.

Avoid swallowing pool water or even getting it in your mouth.

Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.

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Take children on bathroom breaks. Check diapers often.

Change diapers in a bathroom not at poolside.

Thoroughly

clean the diaper

changing area.

supervision

SUPERVISION

Vigilant surveillance

is the primary duty

of all lifeguards.

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In reality, vigilance is, by human nature, very difficult to maintain, particularly when the visual tasks required by lifeguards become boring, repetitive and routine. 

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Youth, inexperience, fatigue, heat, and sun also negatively affect the ability of a lifeguard to maintain vigilant surveillance.

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Have safety equipment in place and in working order at all times.Teenagers should not be allowed to use the pool without supervision. Do not serve alcohol to swimmers.Do not allow diving into any backyard pool.

who was in charge of supervision at the time of drowning

Who was in charge of supervision at the time of drowning?

69% of the accidents occurred while one or both parents were responsible for supervision.

who was in charge of supervision at the time of drowning42

Who was in charge of supervision at the time of drowning?

10% were adults other than the parents. 14% were sitters 7% were siblings

what were the locations of the pool drownings

What were the locations of the pool drownings?

65% were in a pool owned by the child's family 22% were in a pool owned by a relative 11% happened at a neighbor's pool.

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Drownings happen quickly and without warning.  There is no cry for help. 77% of the children had been seen five minutes or less before being missed and subsequently discovered in the pool.

and where were they last seen

And where were they last seen?

46% were last seen in the house prior to being found in the pool.  Of these, 15% were thought to be sleeping. 23% were last seen in the yard, porch, or patio, not in the pool area. 

that s a total of 69 that were thought not to be in the pool area but they were found in the water

That's a total of 69% that were thought not to be in the pool area, but they were found in the water.

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Take advantage of the products available to safeguard your pool, but remember, all the technology in the world can't bring back the lifeless body of a child who drowned unnoticed.  

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OPEN WATER

It is estimated that in the

United States, there are 50,867,840 acres of lakes; 633,109 miles of rivers; and 88,633 miles of coastal shoreline.

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Chances are that you will

spend time near water.

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Of the 481 boating-related drownings in 2003, 416 could have been prevented with the

use of a life jacket.

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Be aware of small bodies of water your child might encounter, such as fishponds,

ditches, fountains, rain barrels, watering cans, and even the bucket you use when

you wash the car. 

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Children are drawn to places and things like these and need

constant supervision to be sure they don't fall in.

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Rivers, lakes, and farm ponds are not guarded, and are not equipped with safety gear. 

Be prepared and bring your

own safety lines and

first aid equipment.

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Children should swim only during designated swim times.  They should not be allowed to

drift in and

out of the water. 

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Make sure that an adult is actively supervising the swimmers, and take plenty of breaks for water and resting.

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In the uncontrolled environments of rivers, ponds, oceans, and lakes, safety issues can unexpectedly arise.  Safety education and preparation is particularly important because children are very drawn to the water and often have difficulties perceiving its dangers.

It may sound ridiculous to say this far into the presentation, but I can't stress enough that you should not go into open water if you don't know how to swim well.

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Diving injuries are rare, but

when they do occur, the results can be catastrophic. 

Improper diving into a swimming pool or other body of water may lead to serious neck and spinal

injuries which include paralysis. 

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The number one rule for diving: FEET FIRST THE FIRST TIME. 

An initial entry into the water should never be from a dive.  Always enter the water

feet first; then make a decision as to whether it is safe to dive.

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Do not allow diving in backyard pools or in hotel pools. 

The minimum safe depth for diving from the side is nine

feet and from a

1-meter board is twelve feet. 

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Never dive into water

when you cannot see

the bottom.

Don't dive from rooftops, balconies, ledges, fences,

or trees.

Don't drink and dive.

Don't dive (or swim) alone.

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Do not run from the beach and dive into the surf, or dive from a pier, jetty, or boat. 

In all of these instances, the water often appears deeper than it really is.

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Dive with your arms extended over your head and steer up with your hands.  Your extended arms and hands not only help you to steer up to the surface, they can also protect your head.  If your head hits bottom, major injury can result.

HANDS UP!

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Layers of protection are especially important in

unguarded, easily

accessed hotel pools.

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Water Parks are for swimmers.

Non-swimmers should learn to swim before being allowed to go to a

water park.

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Young swimmers at hotels

and water parks require

constant supervision.

You can't supervise while

sitting in a lounge chair

reading a book.

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POOL PARTIES

Pool parties are for children

who know how to swim.

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Do not invite or allow children who cannot swim to attend. 

If anyone you want to

invite cannot swim, plan something else. 

If your child does not know

how to swim DO NOT allow

him to attend a pool party.

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Often at backyard pool parties doors are propped open breaching the layers

of protection. 

Often swimmers are allowed

to drift from the pool to the house or patio area for food

and games. 

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Host your pool party at a commercial facility. Take advantage of the trained lifeguards and professional rescue equipment provided.

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Keep the group small - six to ten is best for parties where there is a guest of honor, up to twenty for a group party. 

For teenage groups of

over twenty, choose a

larger facility or water park.

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Children's pool parties are the most fun when they are restricted to invited guests.  Younger and older siblings and tagalong neighbors and friends increase the risk and diminish the fun for the guest of honor.

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Commercial pools, parks, and hotels do their best to provide

a safe environment for

your activities. 

YOU are responsible for

making good choices. 

YOU are responsible for

keeping your child safe.

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IT’S

YOUR

CHOICE

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