7 Water Safety Tips for the Summertime

Keeping the kiddies cool at the beach, pool, or lake can be a great idea and a lot of fun as a way to avoid the scorching sun in the summertime; however, it’s important to keep water safety in mind as splashing can turn to drowning in a matter of seconds. 

Follow these 7 water safety tips this summer: 

  • swim in areas supervised by a lifeguard;
  • understand the water situation you are entering (i.e. where the deep and shallow ends are, water temperature, currents, etc.);
  • make younger children wear a personal floatation device;
  • read and follow all posted signs in the swimming area;
  • get out of the water if foul weather is present;
  • take young children for swimming lessons; and
  • never ever leave a child unattended around water.
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