The weather is heating up and spring is near! Families will be spending even more time in and around their backyard swimming pool. Before heading out to the pool, make sure everyone including children are safe around the pool. This may mean putting up safety features around your backyard swimming pool, and getting your kids swim lessons. Our team at Swim ‘N Fun emphasizes the importance teaching children how to swim, whether they like the water or not! Swim safety is essential for kids.
Knowing how to swim adds a layer of safety around pools and other bodies of water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “drowning is a leading cause of death for children. In the United States, more children ages 1 -4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except for birth defects. For children ages 1-14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death after motor vehicle crashes.”
Safety in and around water is the number one priority of teaching children how to swim. However, there are other benefits that come with knowing how to swim that children will appreciate as they get older. A few of those benefits include:
• Getting exercise
• Helping to improve your endurance
• Builds up muscle
• Helps with your cardiovascular health
• Improves sleep
• Reduces stress levels and anxiety
• Is fun
While swimming is an important skill and can prevent drowning, it is only one layer of safety. To help keep children safe around the pool, it is important to always have focused supervision, never let kids swim alone, make sure to block access to the pool during non-swimming times, and know CPR.
There are several safety precautions parents can implement around their pool to prevent an accidental drowning. Many people have relied on these types of safety measures:
A backyard oasis can be both relaxing and entertaining for the entire family but before heading back into the pool this summer we encourage all parents to keep safety top of mind.
If you haven’t run your pool filter or pool pump in a while or you notice your chlorine or salt water system is malfunctioning give us a call at 407-699-5588. We handle all types of jobs, large and small.
We are fully licensed and insured and have been serving Central Florida since 1986. Our family owned and operated pool service is looking forward to helping you get more out of your pool this summer!