What are 5 basic rules of water safety?
- Know your limitations, including physical fitness, medical conditions.
- Never swim alone; swim with lifeguards and/or water watchers present.
- Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate for your weight and size and the water activity.
- Swim sober.
What are some safety rules for swimming? Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Provide close and constant attention to children you are supervising, even when a lifeguard is present, no matter how well the child can swim or how shallow the water. Avoid distractions including cell phones.
What are three safety rules swimming?
- Walk, don’t run. The number one pool safety rule is to never, ever run near a swimming pool.
- Listen to instructions and obey pool rules.
- No diving in the shallow end.
- No roughhousing.
- Don’t play around drains and covers.
- Never swim alone.
- Sun safety is part of the deal.
- Use pool safety equipment properly.
How do I keep my child safe in the pool? No playdates at that house. Install a fence at least 4 feet high around all four sides of the pool. The fence should not have openings or protrusions that a young child could use to get over, under, or through. Make sure that the gate leading to your pool is self-closing and self-latching, and that it opens out.