Summer weather is here, and with it comes relaxing days at the pool, lake and beach. To keep your time around the water safe and enjoyable, the American Red Cross has important tips for you to follow.
Learn to Swim
The best way to safely enjoy the water is to learn how to swim, so enroll your family in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses. Basic water safety rules are also part of the course. You will learn how to tell if a swimmer is in distress or is drowning, and how and when to call for emergency help. You will also learn how to help someone in trouble in the water while keeping safe yourself.
To find classes for you and your family, contact your local aquatic facility and ask for American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim programs.
Water Safety Tips
Red Cross is urging your family to stay safe this summer with these few simple tips:
Additional water safety tips are available at redcross.org/watersafetytips.
DOWNLOAD FIRST AID APP Another thing people can do is download the free Red Cross first aid app which puts expert advice for everyday emergencies at someone’s fingertips. The app is available for direct download from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.