Learn to swim and safe in and around water are important survival skills. Accidents occur only take a few seconds, but they often can be prevented by making sure you love follow simple water safety guidelines.
• Ensure that children are supervised by an adult at all times.
• No one, not even adults, should ever swim alone.
• Prepared in an emergency by learning rescue, first aid and CPR techniques.
• Always have a first aid kit complete, phone, emergency numbers and sunscreen close at hand.
• Follow the rules posted in any water environment.
• Pool backyard should have posted rules, ring buoy and security fences with self-closing doors and childproof locks.
• If you have an above ground swimming pool, secure and lock the steps or remove them completely when not in use.
• Recognizing the depth of water, the slope and any underwater obstructions before diving. Never dive in water less than nine feet deep.
• Children should use US Coast Guard-approved jacket. Avoiding inflatable toys including armbands or "swimmiest" -they can be dangerous, giving a false sense of confidence.