How to teach pool safety

How to teach pool safety

Emily Chin

In the summer, you’re likely to want to cool off by the pool with your children. To enjoy the water safely, follow these tips!

     

  1. Take precautions around the house
    A young child can drown in just 5cm of water. It is therefore important to consider all locations. Fence off pools, rivers, ponds and take precautions around water features, buckets, tanks and baths. Empty buckets and baths after use and keep them out of children’s reach.
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  3. Create a routine for entering the water

Before your child enters the water, create a routine, including to ask for your permission. They will then be less likely to jump in without your awareness. Ensure to apply sunscreen and try life jackets or floaties.
 

  1. Help them learn to swim

Encourage your child to learn how to swim. Teach them where and how to get out of the pool and the dangers of open water. Teach them to open their eyes under water without goggles so if they fall in they can open their eyes and swim back to safety.
 

  1. Supervise!

Always actively supervise children around water. Keep children within an arm’s reach at all times. Ensure you know CPR and first aid and enrol your children in swimming lessons.

 

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About The Author
Emily Chin - Marketing Executive Xap at Technologies Pty Ltd- With a linguistic and graphic design background, Emily has worked extensively with children. Emily focuses on bringing customer driven solutions to KidsXap’s clients.
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