PREVENTION

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CONSTANT SUPERVISION

Always be vigilant

It's not a LACK in supervision, but a LAPSE in supervision that puts children at risk.  Use touch supervision for non-swimmers in the pool.  Stay within arms reach.

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Designated a water watcher. 

Take 15 minute shifts, with no distractions, scanning the pool for a swimmer in trouble.

 

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FENCES

Pools should have a 4-sided fence, at least 4-feet high, with a self-latching AND self-closing gate.

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ALARMS

Use a personal water immersion alarm for your child.


Install a surface disturbance alarm for your pool.

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REMOVAL OF DOG DOORS

Remove or find self-locking dog doors for the extra layer of protection.

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SKILL THE CHILD

Choose a swim program that teaches your child to roll on their back and float independently.

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Lifejackets on open water

Life jackets are a must on open water.  80% of drowning fatalities while boating for children under 14 could have been prevented with use of a life jacket.

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Our Goal is to ensure that parents and caregivers know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of four and drowning is preventable.

 

VITAL LAYERS OF PROTECTION

1. Constant supervision

2. Water Watcher badges

3. Pool fence with a self-latching gate

4. Personal water immersion alarms 

5. Learn CPR 

6. Removal or self-locking of dog doors

7. Skill the child

8. Lifejackets on Open Water

 

The layer of protection "skill the child" means to equip your child with the skill to be able to roll onto their back and float unassisted and

independently. This is the self rescue survival skill that may save your child's life should the other layers of protection break down. 

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