With swimming pool season under way, now is the time to make a strong effort in your community to prevent drownings. PoolSafely, a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission program, offers resources to encourage kids and adults to take a few simple steps to increase awareness and make the pool a safer place for kids.
With these links, you can:
- Urge adults and children in your community to sign the Pool Safely Pledge and then print it out as a reminder.
- Share simple steps that can save lives with parents and caregivers.
- Show pool owners simple steps they can take to make their pools safer.
- Share the interactive adventures of Splish and Splash with children to teach them about pool safety.
Thanks for spreading the word and making your community safer.
I, , pledge to Pool Safely in 2014 I will never swim alone and will ask my parents to sign me up for swimming lessons. I will stay away from drains in the pool or hot tub. I will have fun, but always be safe when I’m in and around the water.
I, , pledge to Pool Safely in 2014 I pledge to (check all that are applicable):
- Designate a water watcher every single time children in my care are in or near the water. (Learn More)
- Make sure my kids know how to swim. (Learn More)
- As a parent or guardian, learn CPR. (Learn More)
- Always remove portable pool ladders when not in use. (Learn More)
- Ensure all permanent pools have a proper fence and gate and safe drain covers. (Learn More)