Inches of water in a bathtub. A bucket of water. Standing water on top of a pool or spa. That’s all it takes.
Summer is a time for fun, sun and, sadly, drownings. Greater Houston has already lost nine children in drowning deaths in these warm months. What can you do to make sure that you or someone that you love does not become one of the 3,000 people who drown each year?
- Never swim alone, regardless of your age.
- Always supervise children when they are in or near water.
- Only swim in supervised areas.
- Only wear Coast Guard-approved life vests.
- Floatation devices are no substitute for parental supervision.
- Have rescue equipment mounted by the pool.
- Keep up home pool maintenance (murky water makes it difficult to see).
- Learn CPR.
- Enroll your child in swim lessons.
- Adults should learn to swim too.
Help us eliminate drownings. Learn to swim and teach your children too. It could save their lives.