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Pool Safety

  • Have a responsible adult watch young children playing in or around water (in addition to lifeguards).
  • Use the buddy system (never swim alone).
  • Learn to swim!
  • Learn CPR.
  • Locate the lifesaving equipment before entering the pool.
  • Have a phone by the pool and know who to contact in an emergency.
  • Never enter water that is cloudy.
  • Know your role in preventing recreational water illnesses.
  • Know the local weather conditions and forecast before swimming.

View a brochure about pool safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learn more about unintentional drowning and prevention from the CDC.