Lauren's List: Summer Swim Safety Tips

July 12, 2019 posted by

swim safety is top of mind in these summer months and while we usually preach about pool safety gates and supervision there are some extra safety measures you can take to make sure your kids are well equipped when in the water even if they are already proficient swimmers drowning investigator Natalie Livingston wrote a post on Facebook that's now gone viral today's Lauren's list breaks down four of the 10 tips she shared that you may not have thought of before first up hold safety briefings Livingston says she holds a briefing about water safety with her kids every time they go swimming the best time to do this is usually when applying sunscreen she says this is the time to tell them where they can swim if they can jump in and point out any possible dangers near the water she says no kids are allowed in the water without her first giving explicit permission next up no depth versus height many pool decks show just how deep the water is in certain spots Livingston says it's important for your kids to know just how tall they are compared to that depth teach your children to read those depth markers and learn where their height would leave them while older kids are allowed in deeper depths for younger child knows just how far she can go before the water goes up upper Airways teach how to get away perhaps your child is a great swimmer but someone who can't swim as well ends up nearby and then starts struggling they might latch on to your child and then they both could start drowning Livingston teaches the suck duck and tuck technique teach your kids to suck in air duck under the water and then tuck in their legs and use them to push away and then once that person is out of the water they need to Yelp for help so the other struggling swimmer can make it out as well and finally take water breaks kids could spend hours in the pool of course and never get tired but these breaks are for the adult in charge lifeguards only monitor in 20 to 30 minute rotations so it makes sense that parents watching their kids swim should take breaks to make sure they stay sharp and focused as well that means everyone out of the water until the designated supervisor is ready to begin watching with no distractions once again so do you have any other pool safety tips tell me on Facebook or Twitter if you have an idea for a future Lauren's list send it my way – Maribelle all good stuff got to remember that when Jordan is ready yep to really swim well great tips there my friend

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