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Swimming is a great way to cool down during summer. However, swimming is not always by the nice white sandy beaches. It can be in private pools or normal swimming resorts. Through all the fun activities and excitement in swimming, injuries and pool accidents are bound to happen if you are not careful.
An overused universal rule but often times neglected and disregarded by many is the swimming pool’s safety rules and lifeguards’ verbal orders. A little bit of listening will not harm you. It might even help you later on. They are there for a reason so you should heed. Here are the things to remember to avoid getting injured in the pool area.
Play it safe
You will never know who might be in the pool especially the deeper ones. Some swimmers may be submerged, so check around first before taking a dip. Always walk around the pool by at least a meter away.
Take swimming lessons
Familiarize your children or younger siblings by having them take swimming lessons at a local pool. Knowing how to swim and the techniques of proper breathing while swimming can give you the advantage to swim away from harm.
Supervise children carefully. Do not let them out of your sight. They may wander far and slip in the deep end of the pool.
Learn CPR and have a first aid kit ready
Always have emergency numbers and first aid kit nearby.
Use common sense and do not swim in the deep end of the pool
Avoid swimming in the deeper ends if you are not a professional swimmer or just starting to learn. Do not even swim alone. Don’t even begin to test yourself if you know you don’t have the lungs and stamina for it. Just don’t.
Use flotations, inflatable tubes or floaters
Use inflatable tube or arm floaters if you do not know how to swim but would like to keep up with the other swimmers. There is nothing wrong with wearing floating devices to aid you in swimming and these floating devices are not meant for kids only. Have children swim with floats or make them use inflatable tubes.
These are but a few things to keep in mind when you go swimming by the pool to prevent injuries. The thing that will matter most in the end is for you to simply play it safe and know your limitations. You can read more information on safety rules to observe to avoid pool accidents in the internet. Plenty of resources are available for you to take note of.