Water Safety Is Top Priority in the Summer: Here Are 5 Tips for Families by Holly Budde

7 years ago

Water Safety Is Top Priority in the Summer: Here Are 5 Tips for Families

Summer is here, and that means time to play in the water. A favorite summer pastime, swimming, also can be dangerous. Here are my thoughts on safety around water:

  • Never rely on swimming lessons alone.
  • Teach kids to respect the water and watch them constantly.
  • When you're swimming with your kids at the pool, beach or lake, stay off the phone until break time.
  • In the boat or at the shore, make sure all kids have life jackets.
  • Never rely on flotation devices. 

Safety first! I've had both my kids in the water since infancy, they are avid swimmers and water sportsman, yet these rules are never bent.

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Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
These are important tips Holly. And be careful about vacation kid programs. Make sure the staff is CPR and life guard is present. My son had a near drowning accident when he was five at a kids program. Be safe!
Holly Budde
Scary. I had never really thought of it at those places I just assume they are !! Thanks Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Elisa Schmitz
Such important tips, Holly Budde ! Thank you for the vital reminders as we head into swim season.

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