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The ABC'S of Swimming Pool Safety

The ABC'S of SWIMMING POOL SAFETY Swimming pools are pretty much the greatest things in the world, but they do come with a lot of responsibility. The following 4 layers of protection will help keep your pool safe, so you can enjoy your beautiful backyard! A DULT SUPERVISION AVOID TEXTING OR SOCIAL NETWORKING Checking Facebook for 20 secs can be long enough for a child to drown.1 DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL WHILE ON DUTY Alcohol slows reaction time, which prevents effective supervision.? Wacher ODutu ASSIGN A TAG OR WHISTLE FOR THE ADULT ON DUTY Watcher On Duty These help identify which adult is on duty, so there is no confusion. 75% Approximately 75% of child drownings occur because of a lapse of adult supervision of less than five minutes. B ARRIER POOL FENCE POOL FENCING SHOULD BE AT LEAST 4-5 FEET TALL Fence should be tall enough to secure your pool and meet local regulations. FIBERGLASS POSTS ARE STRONG AND WILL NOT BECOME BENT If children lean or bounce on the fence, you want posts that will hold up. CHOOSE LOCK-IN-DECK POSTS FOR ADDED SAFETY Posts that twist-lock into the deck help prevent children from lifting the posts out. Keeps pets safe, too! 100% Removable! A barrier fence separating a pool from the home reduces a child's risk of drowning 83% compared to a property-line fence. C PR TRAINING CLASS ...... ........ DROWNING ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS, SO LEARN CPR The quicker CPR is started, the better the chance of improved outcomes.5 AED STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST CPR TECHNIQUES Results of lifesaving skills are constantly studied in order to save more lives. FIND LOCAL CLASSES THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Visit http://redcross.org/take-a-class for latest listings of local CPR classes offered. 70% 70% of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.? S WIMMING LESSONS SWIMMING IS A FUN WAY TO BE ACTIVE AND HEALTHY Learning to swim early is a great way to help prevent childhood obesity. MOST DROWNINGS OCCUR IN HOME SWIMMING POOLS Children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates. CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL YMCA FOR CLASSES the The YMCA offers swimming lessons year round for all ages, so there is no excuse! Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% among young children ages 1-4 years old. 88% PROTECT A. CHILD Get Your FREE Pool Fence Quote! POOL FENCE COMPANY M 100% Removable V Lock-in-Deck Posts Keeping Pools Safe for Over 30 Years! V Strong Fiberglass Posts V Lifetime Warranty 8+ 1-800-992-2206 | protectachild.com ©2014 Protect-A-Child Pool Fence Company SOURCES: ' http://health.ny.gov/publications/3112 2 http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm http:/healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health/injuryprevention/drowning/tabid/1390 *http://cpsc.gov/en/media/documents/safety-education/safety-guides/sports-and- recreation/pool-and-spa/pool $http://cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html "http://faculty.deanza.edu/donahuemary/stories/storyreader$2608 Phttp://heart.org/heartorg/cprandecc/whatiscpr/cprfactsandstats/cpr-statistics ucm_307542_article.jsp 'http://cdc.gov/healthyweight/children http://cdc.gov/features/drowningprevention

The ABC'S of Swimming Pool Safety

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Swimming pools are pretty much the greatest things in the world, but they do come with a lot of responsibility. That’s why I created this infographic to illustrate the "4 layers of protection” to ...

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