Swimming, boating and water sports are popular summertime activities, but be aware of the threat of unintentional drowning, which causes thousands of deaths every year. “We encourage families to build confidence in the water by learning to be safe, making good choices, learning to swim and how to handle emergencies,” the Red Cross says. Swim in a supervised, lifeguarded areas, it recommends, and designate a “water watcher” to keep an eye on people in and around the water. Learning advanced swimming techniques and CPR are good ideas at every age. #SummerSafetyTips
Going to the beach or the pool is a timeless summer tradition. When you’re trying to get kids ready for a trek to the city pool, though, it can be difficult. In order to make getting ready easier, keep all your beach towels, sunscreen, swimsuits, hats, and other pool-time accessories in one place. This will get your relaxing beach or pool time off to a great start!