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Make Swimming Pools Safer

Medically Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Get helpful swimming safety tips.Nine people drown per day in the U.S. That's the average. It does not even include drownings from boat accidents. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), drowning rates have declined over the years, but drowning is still the second leading cause of injury-related deaths of children.

While most drownings of infants under a year of age occur in bathtubs, buckets, or toilets, most drownings of children 1-4 years of age occur in residential swimming pools. The facts surrounding the drownings of young children in residential pools can send a chill down any parent's spine:

  • Most children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home.
  • Most young children who drowned in pools had been out of sight for less than five minutes.
  • The majority of children who drowned in pools were in the care of one or both parents at the time.

If you have a pool at home, be sure it is as safe as possible. Never, ever, leave a child unsupervised in or near a pool.

The American Red Cross recommends the following steps to maximize the safety of home swimming pools.

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Swimming: Related Topics

Swimming is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. However, in the past two
decades we have seen an increase in the number of Recreational Water Illness (RWI)
outbreaks associated with swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
CDC's Healthy Swimming program offers information and resources to raise awareness
about RWIs and how to prevent them by practicing "Healthy Swimming" behaviors.



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Today's News

Brits Shortlist Centres For Excellence Role
Jun 9, 2008    Craig Lord
British Swimming has shortlisted six city 50m facilities in line to form part of a nationwide network of Intensive Training Centres as recommended by Bill Sweetenham long before he left his post as Performance Director to Britain in 2007

Good Vibrations From Coughlin, Cochrane & Co
Jun 9, 2008    Craig Lord
American threatens her own world record to fall just 0.06sec shy with 59.27 100m back; Canadian 1,500m ace leads Mellouli and Jensen in 14:50

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Kitajima Dons LZR For 2:07.51 WR 200m Breaststroke
Jun 8, 2008    Craig Lord
Will the Japanese federation now change its mind on suits? Perhaps a look back in history will convince them: first nation to use oxygen, first to wear silk suits, first to win by exploiting loopholes on breaststroke and backstroke by racing underwater...

Records In The Roman Arena
Jun 8, 2008    Craig Lord
Sette Colli: Magnini takes outs Bernard, Sullivan and Nystrand; Pellegrini and Jackson set national records in 200 free; Colbertaldo clocks 14:50 Italian record in 1,500; Rogan goes 1:57.50 200 back; Rice and Mile swim 2:11, 2:12 200 medley

Phelps, Mellouli, Jensen, Smit Lead US Circuit Training
Jun 8, 2008    Craig Lord
Highlights from the US Grand Prix Meets at Omaha and Charlotte, and the Janet Evans Intl in Los Angeles: Phelps, 53.42 100m back; Mellouli and Jensen on 3:44 in 400m free; Lochte on 3:49 elsewhere; Smit 1:57.34 0.03sec up on Coughlin 200 free

Tour Of Meets: Rice, Filippi, Hoogie And Co
Jun 7, 2008    Craig Lord
Highlights from meets in Rome, Eindhoven and Moscow

Cuba: Thirsting For A Swim Programme
Jun 7, 2008    Craig Lord
The country that brought us Rodolfo Falcon and Neisser Bent now relies on wild-card development tickets to get its swimmers to the Games

Coughlin: 2:09.77 US Record 200 Medley
Jun 7, 2008    Craig Lord
A round of meets in the US: Janet Evans INTL and grand prix events in Charlotte and Omaha; Phelps as fast as Thorpey's Athens 100 free bronze and inside his own 2004 winning time on 'fly

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