How to keep kids safe during swimming season
Hitting the pool is a great way to beat the heat and have some fun.
But- there are things parents need to remember when taking their kids swimming this summer.
Doctors from the Cleveland Clinic say that every child needs at least one adult supervisor, whether you’re at a community pool with a lifeguard or even a private pool.
The person supervising should not be distracted in any way, like scrolling through their phones.
Officials stress staying alert is key in keeping kids safe, as a child can quickly slip underwater, and may be unable to cry for help.
If there is an emergency, knowing CPR is critical.
Being able to resuscitate the child quickly means that they have a better chance to survive.
Above all, doctors are urging everyone to be cautious at the pool, no matter how experienced a swimmer they are.
Doctor Grover adds it’s also important to take breaks, stay hydrated and regularly apply sunscreen while enjoying a pool day.