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6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe at the Pool

When temperatures in Arizona start to sizzle, there’s almost nothing more refreshing than a dip in a cool swimming pool. Swimming pools can be a welcome relief from the blistering heat, but it’s important to keep safety top of mind when your kids are around water.

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In This Article:

  • To keep your kids safe at the pool, watch them at all times — don’t rely solely on flotation devices.
  • Teach your kids to swim at an early age. Install water barriers within your pool and be sure you know CPR in case of an emergency.
  • Practice and preach these five rules: no running around the pool, no diving in the shallow end, no pushing people in, no pulling other kids underwater and no swimming without adult supervision.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children, especially for those between the ages of one and four. We hear about this every summer here in the Valley, where there are so many backyard pools.

— Dr. David Brodkin
Dr. David Brodkin

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