Lets talk about what is safe!
2. Not swallowing the water
3. if under 6 and not knowing how to hold breath or swim to ALWAYS have a flotation device on.
4. Parents always keeping a close eye on where the kids are to prevent any drowning
5. Checking how deep the water is before jumping in so no one gets a concussion or get hurt.
6. Do not run near water so no one falls in or hits their head
If younger get a parent or guardian
Adults seek a near by life guard or police
If no one is around
Lets talk facts!!
- How long does it take for a child to drown in a pool? Cross a room for a towel (10 sec), a child in a bathtub can be submerged. Answer the phone (2 min), a child can lose consciousness. Sign for a package at the front door (4-6 min), a child submerged in a tub or pool can sustain permanent brain damage.
- Why is it dangerous to swim during a thunderstorm? Swimming during a thunderstorm is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Lightning regularly strikes water, and since water conducts electricity, a nearby lightning strike could kill or injure you. Any time you hear thunder, or see lightning, you should get out of the water and into a safe place.
- How long do you have to wait to swim after thunder? We know the storm cloud is miles away and your kids don't mind swimming in the rain. But our guidelines require us to clear everyone away from the water for at least 30 minutes if we hear thunder or see lightning to ensure you don't get electrocuted.