Constant supervision necessary

2016-11-23 06:00

It is important to know about the risks of drowning:

  • Children should learn how to swim as soon as possible and they must be trained in survival skills such as floating and treading water.

Even then, constant supervision is always necessary. A child should never swim alone. Remember that buoyancy aids, such as inflatable wings and tubes, are only aids. Do not rely solely on their protection.

  • Warn against boisterous play in or near water. A dam wall or an area surrounding a swimming pool is no place to ride a bicycle.
  • Children should practise coping in water with their clothes on.
  • Children should never dive or jump into water they are unacquainted with, or when people are in the way.

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