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Safety Tips For Swimming Season

Safety Tips For Swimming Season
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:21pm

LAS CRUCES- The weather is getting hotter and if you're lucky enough to have access to a pool, the Las Cruces Police Department would like to share a few tips on pool safety with you.

The Las Cruces Police Department recommends following these and other safety tips:
• Never leave children, or elderly, unsupervised in or near a pool or hot tub.

• Do not consider anyone “drown proof” because they’ve had swimming lessons.

• Do not rely on flotation devices, such as Floaties, as a substitute for supervision.

• Keep rescue equipment, including a telephone, near the pool and easily accessible at all times.

• Remove all toys from the pool after use so children are not tempted to reach for them.

• Refrain from consuming alcohol while swimming or supervising others.

• Remove pool covers completely before use and securely cover after each use.

• Properly secure or lock doors and gates that lead to unsupervised pools. Properly cover hot tubs when not in use.

• Ensure that babysitters and all other users know, and follow, pool safety rules whether the pool is private or public.

• Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and encourage others to do the same

• Never allow children to play in, or near, drainage canals and irrigation ditches.

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