May is National Water Safety Month and is a great time to review water safety. Given the warmer weather everyone is heading to the pool and beach. We need to make sure they are safe.

Swimming Pool & Spa Safety Tips

  • Learn how to swim
  • Always provide adult supervision when children are in or near the water
  • Ensure pools and spas have compliant drain covers and stay away fromdrains
  • Install a barrier around the pool to prevent a child from accessing the pool unattended
  • Install a pool alarm
  • Install a pool cover
  • Remove ladders from above ground pools
  • Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults

Ocean Water Safety

  • Learn how to swim
  • Children who are non-swimmers or poor swimmers should be within arms reach of an adult swimmer
  • Swim in an area with a lifeguard
  • Don’t overdo it. Keep within your fitness and swimming capabilities.
  • Be aware of the weather and riptides
  • If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the rip current
  • Water wings, floaties and noodles are not appropriate floatation safety devices. Use a lifejacket instead.
  • Know CPR

Learn to Swim with BowSwim

People have learned how to swim with BowSwim. With the tethered swimming system, people feel more comfortable learning to swim even those that are afraid of the water. BowSwim can help you learn to swim in shorter time.

Use National Water Safety Month to learn how to swim and learn other safety measures. Enjoy a safe time at the pool and beach!