Safety tips before kids get in pool
With summer here, a lot of parents will be taking their children to the pool this summer.
Before they jump in, there are some safety tips to keep in mind.
"Always make sure that your children, if they are young swimmers and early swimmers, have an adult in arms-length by them, in the pool. If they are good swimmers and are older swimmers and don’t need that kind of help, they still need to have one designated person watching them at all given times," said Purva Grover, MD, an emergency medicine physician.
One of the reasons it’s recommended to have one designated adult per child is because lifeguards are busy watching multiple people, so it could be easy for them to miss something.
Also have kids dress in bright-colored swimsuits, so they stand out.
If they use flotation devices, make sure they are coast guard approved.