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Summer Safety: Be Red Cross Ready
Watch children in and around pools. It might save their lives.
Since summer is here and in light of several deaths from drowning in the Philadelphia area in recent weeks, the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania is offering up some very important water safety reminders. After all, it only takes a moment for tragedy to strike.
PRACTICE WATER SAFETY
Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.
Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.