Six safety tips for pool swimming
Having your own pool can be an amazing way to relax and spend time outside in the summer, but it can also be a source of legitimate worry without the proper precautions. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4—but drownings certainly don’t just impact children. Being prepared in the face of emergency and avoiding unnecessary risk described in the list below can help prevent these tragic and unexpected deaths. Perhaps the most important pool safety rule is to never swim alone. No matter what your age or level of swimming skills might be, the risk of death from drowning is exponentially higher if no one else is present.