In light of May being National Water Safety Month, four major organizations are collaborating with various water-safety groups in order to get the word out to prevent drowning.
They are doing this because drowning has posed a severe risk within the past years. From 2005 to 2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional, nonboating related deaths annually in the United States. This amounts to about 10 deaths a day,
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With the warm weather of summer almost at our doorsteps, it is important to remind yourself of proper water safety especially if you are an avid pool-goer. As a nation, we could use some water education as 44% of the American population doesn’t know basic water-safety skills with only 56% being able to perform the five core swimming skills. This is a scary statistic, as there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States.
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It is a hot summer day, and you want to take a dip in your pool. But as a parent, it can be incredibly daunting to bring your child near a body of water because of all the dangers that can lie underneath the surface. Make sure to follow these pool safety tips for children so you both can breathe comfortably and relax in the water!
Teach Them To Swim
Babies are born with the natural instinct to hold their breath underwater.
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It’s almost summer time and that means it’s time to break out the swimsuit and dive in the pool! Swimming pools are great fun for the entire family but they are also dangerous. We all know how curious and out of control our young children can be. It’s important to follow pool safety precautions if you have a pool to avoid horrible swimming accidents.
About 20% of drowning victims are children under 14 years old and the majority of those deaths are from children less than five years old.
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Investing in a pool can be a fantastic reprieve from the summer months’ hot weather. However, the same thing that can provide endless hours of family enjoyment can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare. Installing a pool gate is the surefire way to protect your family and friends from the hidden dangers a pool can hold.
Pools are everywhere in the United States, with over 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools dotting our neighborhoods and cities.
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For families all around the country, what is meant to be a fun addition to their home can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare. A backyard swimming pool can add excitement to a kid’s summer break and relief from the scorching temperatures, but if the proper precautions are not taken, it can lead to devastating consequences. The reality is that one in five people who die by drowning are under the age of 15.
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Perhaps you decided to move to a house with a pool or have one built on your property, expressly for the benefit of your children. Indeed, becoming a good swimmer is easier when lessons are in your backyard. Not to mention the fact that a pool party never gets old when it comes to birthday parties. We’d all rather our children play outside and get exercise and sunshine than stay inside with their eyes glued to one screen or another.
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If you have a private pool in your backyard that is not fenced in yet, you might want to start looking into getting pool gates. Pool safety gates can keep your family safe, but they do also have certain requirements. For example, pool gates should stand around four-feet-high, and have self latching closures that are out of reach of children. While regulations like these are not law, they are well researched suggestions,
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The competition for a good daycare is a familiar battle for some families. But what you may not know is that, in certain regions, it can be difficult for parents to actually track down which daycares are compliant with the law — and which aren’t.
According to the New York Daily News, New York City day care centers struggle with this issue. Violations — even major ones —
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Swimming pool fencing isn’t just something that adds a touch of sophistication and organization to your yard. It’s also something that can keep your family and neighborhood safe. Swimming pool safety gates are some of the most effective ways homeowners can prevent drowning, which occurs much more often than we tend to think.
The risk of drowning is highest when young children are involved. Even though nearly half of all American adults are unable to perform the five most basic swimming skills to keep from drowning,
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