Spring is in full swing and it’s a great time get outside, explore and be active. Enjoying our rivers, lakes and swimming pools are great ways to stay active and have fun.
Make sure you make the most of your time in and around water by following these 10 tips:
Never leave a child alone near water
Remember, a child can drown in seconds in only a few inches of water.
Fence off your pool
Install four-sided fencing around pools with a gate and child-proof locks on doors.
Wear a life jackets or personal flotation device (PFD)
Whenever you are on a personal water craft (such as a Jet Ski), paddle board or other water craft.
Look for (and read!) the signs
Read any posted signs and follow the safety information wherever you choose to swim.