We don’t teach people how to swim just because it’s a job. We here at Splash Aquademy genuinely desire to help people enjoy their time in the water in as safe a manner as possible. To hopefully help aid in that effort, we have provided our top 9 water safety rules/tips to hopefully help you stay safe and have a great time the next time you’re in the water. Splash and have a fun & safe summer keeping these in the back of your mind.
- Never swim alone: Always make sure someone watches you when you swim. Even adults.
- Learn to swim: At six months, children should start swimming lessons. Adults who don’t know how should learn to swim too.
- Learn to save lives: Parents & caregivers should get certified in CPR & first aid. Always keep a phone ready in case of emergencies.
- Look out for others: Always swim with a friend and call for assistance when someone is in trouble. Never try to rescue someone alone.
- Make sure the water is safe: Is the water clear? Can you see the drain at the bottom of the pool? Is someone responsible watching?
- Check the pool: Check your surroundings and swimming environment. Check if the gate is working and stays shut so children and pets can’t come in on their own. Look out for pool covers.
- “Reach and throw – don’t go!”: Never try to save anyone by jumping in yourself. You will both be at risk if you jump in alone. Look out for anything that float and throw it into the water. Or grab a pole that reaches them. YELL for help and call 112.
- Never dive in shallow water: Ask the lifeguard or a parent where it is safe to dive. Don’t dive if there’s no one to ask.
- Obey pool and water safety rules: No running, no eating, no gum, no glass containers. Get out at the first sign of thunderstorms or lightning. If there is no lifeguard or supervising adult, wait until later to swim.