Water Safety Tips for Families
Water Safety is something that should be taught to us from a young age.
It is important to understand the dangers water can have and how to avoid them.
Did you know, according to RLSS UK, 585 people lost their lives in 2018 because of drowning? Take a look below at some water safety tips for families.
Don’t swim alone
Children should never swim alone. Always make sure that they have a swimming buddy before you go to any pools or beaches.
Teach children to swim at an early age
Teaching children to swim and educating them about water safety at an early age is important.
Drink plenty of water
Swimming can take up a lot of energy, so make sure you all stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially if it’s a hot day.
Know how to perform CPR
It is very important to know how to perform CPR in case of an emergency. You can become certified in Paediatric First Aid here.
Never leave children unattended
It is important that you never leave your children unattended around water. Even if you think that they are a strong swimmer, they should never be left alone.
Don’t run around pools
Don’t allow any running around pools, as well as diving or pushing.
Avoid consuming alcohol
Drinking alcohol can impair your senses, therefore it’s best to avoid consuming alcohol around the pool. What if there became an emergency in the pool and they needed your help but you had consumed too much alcohol to do so?
Inexperienced swimmers should always wear life vests
Make sure you have life jackets available to use, as well as floatation devices!
Enter the water feet first
Although it may be tempting to dive into a pool, make sure you don’t, go in feet first.
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