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Swimming Safety for Pre-Teens

Help keep your pre-teens safe while swimmingYour kids probably think they are pros in the water at this point. Confidence is good in the water, but it’s still important to arm yourself with a few safety tips to make sure they are safe.

Top Safety Tips

  • Whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake, teach children to swim with a partner, every time.
  • Educate your children about the dangers of drain entanglement and entrapment and teach them to never play or swim near drains or suction outlets.
  • Pools that pose the greatest risk of entrapment are children’s public wading pools, in-ground hot tubs, or any others pools that have flat drain grates and/or a single main drain system.
  • Have your children learn CPR. It’s a skill that will serve them for a lifetime. 

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