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Texas ranks number 1 in the nation for child pool drownings. Tarrant County is ranked second in the state. Locally, seventy-five percent of drownings and near-drowning incidents happen in pools, with children 4 years old or under. Active adult supervision and layers of protection, such as swim lessons and a fence around the pool itself, can lower the risk for your child.
This year, Safe Kids Tarrant County (SKTC), led by Cook Children's, is partnering with the North Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance to promote the Back to Pool campaign. Read below for these quick tips on keeping your children safe around water.
Drowning is a quick and silent killer.
Layers of protection.
Water Watcher tags
Backyard pools/spas need fences/alarms.
U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets save lives.
Alcohol and water activities are a bad mix.
Danger zones: bathtubs, buckets, toilets, lakes, pools and spas.
Supervise with your eyes. Always be a Water Watcher.
Reach and throw – Don't go!
Summer sun, water fun, if trouble comes, call 9-1-1.
Learn to swim at any age.
Learn CPR for the family.
Simple steps do save lives and you never know which step might save someone that you love.
~ All information gathered from Safe Kids USA and Pool Safely.
For more Water Safety information contact Safe Kids Tarrant County at 682-885-4244.
For more information, please contact Dana Walraven, Safe Kids Tarrant County coordinator at 682-885-1619 or email email@example.com.
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