As summer season arrives and the weather becomes warmer, families flock
to the swimming pool or the lake with friends. While spending time in
the water is a great way to cool off on a hot day, it can also be quite
According to several reports, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional
death for children between ages one and four. One of the most common misconceptions
is that swimming pools with lifeguards are considered safe; however, it
doesn’t replace adult supervision.
The following are safety tips to consider when you decide to bring your
family to the swimming pool this summer:
- Never leave children alone in or near the pool, no matter what.
- Ensure that the lifeguards on duty know CPR and can rescue a child if an
- If you have a pool at home, surround it with a sturdy fence that is five
feet tall – on all four sides
- Make sure the gates self-close and self-latch at a height that is out-of-reach
- Have rescue equipment, such as a shepherd’s hook and a life preserver, nearby
- If infants of toddlers are near the pool, an adult should always be within
- Inflatable swimming aids, such as “floaties,” are not considered
a substitute for an approved life vest.
- Always wash your hands with soap or water after using the restroom or changing
diapers to avoid spreading germs in the water
- Do not swallow pool water
If you suffered an injury in a swimming pool accident in New York State,
contact our Rochester personal injury attorney at
The Law Office of Robert King today.