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