1. Effective Supervision
The most critical line of defense is adult supervision. A majority of water accidents and drownings happen when children are not supposed to be near the water. If your child is ever missing, look in ALL places with water first.
2. Pool Fences
Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. Ensure that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge.
3. Locks & Alarms
Make sure all doors and windows, especially ones leading to the pool area, are locked and alarmed. Consider additional options such as an in-water alarm and/or child safety latches on doors.
4. Survival Swimming Lessons
A moment’s inattention does not have to cost a child his/her life. ISR’s Self-Rescue® training is an added layer of protection, teaching your child water survival skills in a completely safe environment.
If an emergency happens, it is essential parents and families are prepared. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and remember to update those skills regularly.