When school is out, there’s nothing children love more than to splash around in the pool. But before the fun begins, safety should come first.
Known as the “silent killer,” drowning happens quietly, quickly, and usually out of sight. When your child is in the water, someone should always be assigned to watch. “What frequently happens is someone watching a child gets distracted and the child wanders off into the pool,” says Dr. Nick Anas, CHOC Children’s Pediatric Critical Care Specialist. “By the time the caretaker notices, it’s too late.”
Make sure you and your child’s caregiver are aware of potential pool hazards. Read on for tips.