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Not Even For a Second!

Release Date: July 12, 2016
Never leave a child unattended around water.

Not even for a second!

Never leave a child unattended around water.

A child can drown in just a few inches of water within seconds - often without any splashing or screaming.

Prevent a tragedy before it happens.

Keep your kids safe around water by following these simple guidelines:

  • Never leave a child unattended around water.
  • Teach your child to swim at an early age - always have an ADULT supervising.
  • Flotation devices or inflatable toys are not substitutes for supervision.
  • Don't mix alcohol and supervision of children near water.
  • Enclose pools completely with a self-locking, self-closing fence, and don't leave furniture around that children can use to climb over the fence.
  • Never leave toys in the pool - children may be tempted to reach for them later.
  • Be sure that the adult watching your child knows how to swim, get emergency help and perform CPR.
  • Keep rescue equipment (such as life preserver or shepherd's hook) and a telephone near the pool.
  • Be sure to remove pool covers completely to reduce the risk of children getting caught underneath.
  • Always drain and store in an upright position all plastic or blow-up wading pools after use.
  • Secure the pool so that children cannot get back in after they are finished swimming.

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