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Swimming Pool Safety
There is nothing like the refreshing feeling of entering a swimming pool on a hot summer day. But we all must be aware of the potential danger that exists—and the importance of being careful to avoid such danger.
Parents should be aware that drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children 5 years of age and younger. Drowning, which can happen in as little as one inch of water, is usually quick and silent. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, a child will lose consciousness two minutes after submersion, with irreversible brain damage within four to six minutes.
Safe Kids of Tarrant County, led by Cook Children’s Hospital and the North Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance, wants everyone to “Play It Safer Around Water”! Adding just one extra safety step around the water can reduce your risk. Following are some suggestions that can help prevent drowning:
- Drowning is a quick and silent killer.
- Backyard pools & spas need fences & alarms.
- Coast guard approved lifejackets save lives.
- Alcohol and water activities are a bad mix.
- Danger zones are not only pools & spas: they are also bathtubs, buckets, toilets, & lakes.
- Supervise with your Eyes. Always be a water watcher.
- Reach and throw- Don't go!
- Remember: Summer sun, water fun, if trouble comes, call 911.
- Learn to swim at any age.
- Learn CPR for the family.
- Keep safety equipment nearby.
For more information on drowning prevention, including some short water safety videos, visit the website at www.cookchildrens.org/safety.
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