It's almost summer time and the pool is calling out! Swimming comes with a lot of benefits, but only if you choose to swim healthy and safe! Whether you are swimming in a public pool or your own, keep in mind that we share the water we swim in, and we must to do our part to help keep everyone healthy. To help protect yourself and other swimmers from germs or injury, here are a few easy and effective steps all swimmers can take each time we take a swim.
Before taking the plunge…
Check the pool!
Injuries and drownings are less likely in pools that have trained staff and adequate safety equipment. Before you swim or allow your children to swim, check the pool using the following checklist:
Be clean and courteous! Keep the pee, poop, sweat, blood, and dirt out of the water.
Protect yourself and others!
Once you are in...
Every hour—everyone out!