Posted August 1, 2007 by admin in Homepage

Water safety this summer

A. Absolutley we do.  Safe Kids Canada has published their Water Safety Rules offering parents alot of smart and simple rules to follow.

In General

  • Stay within sight and reach of your child at all times
  • Everyone must swim with an adult buddy who is a good swimmer and no one ever swims alone
  • Supervisors must know how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies, because they know how to swim and are trained in CPR and First Aid
  • Swim in areas that are safe. Know where the water is deep or shallow, where the currents are weak or strong, and where the entry and exit points are located
  • Children and weak swimmers must wear lifejackets
  • Jump feet-first into water
  • Watch out for the dangerous “too’s” – too cold, too tired, too far from safety, too much sun, too much tiring activity
  • Children and weak swimmers stay in water that is less than chest deep
  • Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first sign of bad weather
  • Only dive in areas that are clearly marked and is deep enough to do so
  • Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving or boating
  • Make sure your children are taking swimming lessons
  • Everyone must wear a lifejacket with boating

MORE rules and information……..