Importance of Pool Safety - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/28/04

Importance of Pool Safety

Don't forget pool safety. Especially as kids flock to those this Memorial Day weekend.

The CDC says that most child drownings happen in back yard swimming pools, more than half in the child's own pool at home. That means adult supervision is essential, even when you think your child knows the rules about water safety in his or her own pool.

The CDC says the accident reports consistently blame drownings on a distraction. In just a few minutes, parents are distracted by socializing, reading, napping, or talking on cell phones.

The National Safe Kids Organization recommends that just like a designated driver, adults designate a "water watcher," taking turns to make sure kids in the water are actively supervised.

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