Swimming can be lots of fun, but, you should always be careful. So, here are some simple rules to make sure that you have fun, but, are also safe!

  • Learn to swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim.

  • Always swim with a buddy; never swim alone.

  • Know your swimming limits and stay within them. Don't try to keep up with a stronger, skilled swimmer or encourage others to keep up with you.

  • Swim in supervised areas only.

  • Obey "No Diving" signs that indicate the area is unsafe for headfirst entries. Enter feet-first into water rather than headfirst if you don't know the depth. In addition, learn the correct way to dive from a qualified instructor.

  • Watch out for the "dangerous too's" -- too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.

  • Do not chew gum or eat while you swim; you could easily choke.

[American Red Cross]
You can read more information about summer pool safety,
at the American Redcross Website - http://www.redcross.org/hss/safety/water.html!

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