April 7th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

ABCs of Water Safety

Recently I found out that Texas is the #1 state where pool drowning occur!!! I found that shocking! The Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance has released the ABC’s of Water Safety to try and prevent pool drownings.

A – Adult Supervision

  • “Never Swim Alone”
  • Make sure there’s a lifeguard around

B – pool Barriers

  • Install a fence/gate a child can’t squezze through
  • Always make sure gates are closed
  • Install self-closing gates, doors, and windows

C – Classes

  • Take swimming lessons
  • Learn CPR

D – Devices

  • Have a cell phone nearby to call 911 in case of an emergency

Check out the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance’s website for a more complete list of the ABC’s of Water Safety and other resources.

ABC's of Water Safety