…..swimming experience one to remember.
- check your pool gates open outward away from the pool, swing shut and automatically latch, every time. Check pool fences for gaps to crawl under, or for loose bars or planks.
- never prop open a pool gate or have anything nearby that might block the gate latch (such as clothes or towels)
- Make sure all drain and filter covers are on and secure.
- Never leave a child unsupervised in or near a pool or spa.
- Teach children 4 and older to swim.
- be especially careful with children if you are visiting someone with a pool – if you are in a group, always make sure it is clear who has the job of watching the children; otherwise everyone may assume someone else is watching them.
- Constant active adult supervision at all times.
It is also very important to teach our children water safety behaviour.
Tomorrow we will continue with our countdown to Christmas Day and safety tips….
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