Pool Safety


SAFETY FIRST

FACT:
On average, 90 people die from drowning in Arizona each year.

FACT:
For every child that becomes a victim of drowning, another four are hospitalized from near- drowning experiences. Three of the four will suffer brain damage.

FACT:
Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children under the age of 4.

FACT:
A residential pool is 14 times more likely to cause a death than an automobile accident.

TIPS TO HELP PREVENT DROWNING
* Watch your kids around water! If you live in the valley of the sun and are a regular listener of the news, you probably here the announcers/news anchors constantly remind us to be aware of Pool Safety.

* Be a responsible pool owner by keeping the pool area locked and ensuring gates are in good working condition. Also make sure to remove any toys in your pool when the pool is not in use, as toys will always attract children.

* Sign your child up for swimming lessons. You still need to do your part by watching them at all times, regardless of their swimming skill level.

* Keep a first-aid kit where it is easily accessible.

* Contact the National Safety Council’s First Aid Institute for first aid and CPR training.


TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
* Share with them the importance of pool safety and what to do in case of an emergency.
* Post a 9-1-1 emergency magnet, or note, near the telephone or in a visible area.
* Teach your child to jump in feet first. Never to dive into unknown bodies of water.
* Never push or jump on others in the swimming pool.
* Never swim alone.

ALWAYS WATCH YOUR KIDS AROUND WATER