[Merpy]
SWIMMING SAFETY RULES

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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