Keeping kids safe around swimming pools means helping them understand what activities and behaviors are acceptable and fun, and which ones are unsafe and to be avoided. A smart way to prepare for the upcoming swimming season is to take time now to work with kids on pool safety issues.
A fun approach to pool safety can be found with kid-friendly activities on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely website. The CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign aims to increase pool safety awareness by providing information to families, industry professionals, and state and local officials.
With help from parents, even the youngest tots can start to learn how to stay safe around swimming pools at home and at public facilities. Adults should never assume, though, that older kids know how to recognize pool dangers. Making sure kids of all ages understand the dangers that exist around swimming pools will empower them to make the right choices. And, thanks to the CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign, learning about pool safety can be fun.