With warmer weather, many of us are looking forward to beating the heat by spending lots of time at the pool this summer. It’s a great way to cool off, entertain yourself and your family, and it can be one of the cheaper summer activities. But while you’re relaxing at the pool, be sure to practice safety and precaution. The Red Cross recommends the following around the pool:
– Always swim with a buddy
– Stay within arm’s reach of any weak or inexperienced swimmer
– Do not rely on water wings, swim rings, or other inflatable items or toys as a substitute for adult supervision
– Stay away from drains and other openings that cause suction
Do you or a family member need to learn how to swim? The Red Cross also offers swim and water safety classes for ages 6 month to adult! You can find local class availability by visiting www.redcross.org.