Water Safety Tips

Drowning is SILENT. Always watch your child within arms reach.

Your child can drown in just a few inches of water within seconds without any splashing or screaming. Drowning is silent.

Never leave your child unattended around water. Not Even for a Second.  Caregivers must keep constant visual observation within reach of children in any water: bathtubs, buckets, toilets, ponds, spas, pools, lakes, oceans… Water wings, floaties and even life vests do not guarantee water safety.

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner

How to prevent drowning and keep your child safe around water

  • NEVER leave your child in or near any water unattended.Drowning is silent Poster info graffic
  • Keep constant VISUAL supervision in all water within arms reach of your child at all times.
  • At a party? Be certain only qualified and undistracted adults are entrusted with supervising children in water. Never assume someone is supervising.
  • Pool at home? Fence it off and install an alarm.
  • Always empty inflatable/plastic pools, buckets, pails and bathtubs after each use.
  • Warn children to never swim or explore any water without supervision. And make sure they understand that bathtubs, pools, oceans and lakes are all different.
  • Teach children to swim at a early age but don’t get a false sense of security.
    • Classes are often offered to parents and children as young as 6 months old. It can be a fun bonding experience and get your child used to water. However, children can not truly learn to swim until at least 3 or 4 years old. Even after lessons it still is not safe for children to swim without direct visual observation within arms reach.

At Halsey Schools we have lots of safe fun exploring and playing with water. Children are always within reach and under direct visual observation of teachers. All teachers are trained in water safety and CPR and first aid.

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner
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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

I hope you like this post. I love helping parents, teachers and children learn, grow and become better people! Everyday I'm delighted to spend my day in the place I love with the people I love. If you don't know me already, please read my Teacher Feature. | G+