The 4th of July is a time to reconnect with family and friends, relax and rejuvenate. For many families nationwide, Independence Day is marked with a celebratory gathering. Pool Safely has five to help you throw the perfect party while keep your children’s water safety top-of-mind.
- Review water safety tips with your children. The Pool Safely campaign has produced a series of videos, a game and a coloring sheet which all teach children in kid-friendly language the tips for water safety.
- Create the perfect summer playlist. Make sure it includes the hit songs of the summer, and some of your personal favorites. The holiday weekend is the perfect time for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
- Designate a Water Watcher. A Water Watcher is an adult who is responsible for providing children with undivided attention while they are in the pool. This means no poolside chats or cell phone use, though it is recommended to have a cell phone nearby in case of an emergency.
- Have adults onsite who a stellar swimmers and trained in CPR. Historically, there is a spike in fatal drownings between June 30th and July 6th, which can be marked by the increase in celebratory pool outings during the holiday weekend. Make sure you have people on-site who are up-to-date with these life-saving skills.
- Record your memories and share them with distant friends and relatives. Create your own “photo booth” with presidential props and red, white and blue accessories. In between pool breaks, upload your photos to social media using the hashtag #PoolSafely.
On behalf of Pool Safely, a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission campaign.