Summer is here and with the longer days and warmer temperatures, people go out and enjoy the sun. The best thing for people to do in the summer is go to the local swimming pool in their area for a fun day to relax, have fun, and cool off. But with what we may think is fun also comes along with some serious dangers and risks.
Eleven children have died from drowning in Ohio this past summer. According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission Ohio is in the top of amongst most deaths from drowning. This tracks how many kids are killed in pools and other water spaces between Memorial Day weekend. Throughout the United States, 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned this past summer. Among the victims, 143 were under the age of 5. In addition to the 11 kids who drowned in Ohio, 23 died in California, 24 in Florida, and 28 in Texas.
Swim Safe Tips:
- Never leave a child unattended and unsupervised while swimming
- Give swimming lessons to unexperienced swimmers
- Stay away from drains
- Ensure all pools and spas public and private have drain covers
- Install proper barriers, alarms, or covers around your pool
- Be trained in CPR for both children and adults
- Don’t run and Always walk around wet surfaces
With Memorial Day weekend coming up fast it is important for us as parents to monitor our kids and watch them in and around pools. Although many public pools have lifeguards on duty there is still a possibility that your children can come across a problem.
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Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.