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The long awaited unofficial start to summer is finally here. Yes, I’m of course talking about Memorial Day! And with the long holiday weekend upon us, I know many families will be celebrating with a dip in the pool, lake, or even the ocean.
While swimming can provide tons of fun and exercise too, SwimWays and I want to make sure you and your family keeps water safety in the mind this holiday weekend. Please take a moment to take a look at Mario Vittone’s - leading expert on immersion hypothermia, drowning, sea survival, and safety at sea - National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s Pool Safety Tips before heading out this weekend.
- Never leave a child unattended near water in a pool, tub, bucket or ocean. There is no substitute for adult supervision.
- Designate a “Water Watcher” to maintain constant watch over children in the pool during gatherings.
- The home should be isolated from the pool with a fence at least 60” tall, with a self-closing, self-latching gate. The gate should open away from the pool, and should never be propped open.
- Doors and windows should be alarmed to alert adults when opened. Doors should be self-closing and self-latching.
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While I’m at it, I also wanted to let you in on a great deal from Swimways. With summer nearly in full swing it’s time to break out those floats! Get $3 off any Swimways Spring Float, now through July 31st, with this downloadable coupon. Note - This coupon includes the Baby Spring Float from the Swim Steps line!
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Wishing you all a safe Memorial Day weekend.