Water Safety Reminders

With summer comes the inevitable reports of drowning.  Arizona children ages 1 – 4 years are drowning at nearly double the national rate?  Here are some simple reminders for parents to stay safe this summer:

·      Find local swim classes and teach your children basic water safety

·      Make sure pools have a fence with a locked gate

·      Avoid distractions like cell phones when supervising children near water

·      Learn CPR.  Find a local class at http://www.redcross.org/

·      Make sure to empty buckets or other large containers when they are not being used and never walk away from infants or toddlers while they are in the bathtub.