Safety Musts for Kids Around Pools

Sharing this again to raise awareness about pool safety and children.

Deepest condolences to the Miller family after losing their 19-month-old.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 call reveals people pleading for help as they try desperately to save Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter from drowning in a backyard swimming pool. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, a day after being pulled from the pool in suburban Coto de Caza. The call was released Tuesday by the Orange County Fire Authority. It begins with a woman screaming frantically, “Hurry,” as a dispatcher asks for the location of the emergency. He’s told Emeline fell into the pool, isn’t breathing and has no pulse. The dispatcher then spends several minutes instructing people gathered around her on what to do until emergency vehicles arrive.

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Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises. Great for your body AND mind.

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 That said, it’s important to do safely, especially if you have kids or there are children around you.

PLEASE make sure to read this if you have any type of pool (even an inflatable) or are thinking about getting one.

There are rules and regulations in each State and it’s YOUR responsibility (not your child or anyone else) to stay safe.

POOL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS BY STATE:

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/peters/residential-pools-require-adherence-to-state-laws-and37599f6bb8

Drowning happens in the blink of an eye.

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Hold your child’s hand when near water. 

swimming25Even if they CAN swim, never ever take your eyes off of them, not even for a second.

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Swimming lessons should be mandatory in schools. To this day, I meet adults who can’t swim and say they’re “afraid” and “too old now.”  That’s nonsenses. You’re never too old to learn anything.

Remember, it’s never…

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