1. Water Safety For Kids
Kids are never too young to learn about water safety! Instilling these rules into their water routine will make every summer safer. From the basics of joining swim lessons every year, to reminding them (to try) not to swallow pool water, every little tip counts!
2. YMCA Water Safety Tips
The most important safety feature will always be: Adult Supervision.
Most accidents happen within moments, and it is crucial for adults to be watching and available to save the day. The YMCA has a long and steady history of teaching water safety to countless generations already, and they continue to beat the drum of safety to this day. Not only can you learn safety tips on their site, but you can find water safety classes at your local YMCA as well!
3. Keep Your Kids Safe: Red Cross Swimming Safety Tips
If there is anyone who has devoted their entire existence to keeping people safe and protected, it has got to be the Red Cross. They have an ample list of extremely helpful tips for keeping our families safe in the water. From very basic, “do not swim alone,” to “avoid distractions while supervising children.” They also break down different areas, such as “beach safety,” “home pool safety,” and “water treatment.” The Red Cross also has classes available for individuals or families to attend!
4. There Is No Substitute For Active Supervision
There really isn’t. Just as in any other situation where adult supervision is necessary, you cannot replace a pair of good eyes with anything. This page is very helpful with good reminders, such as “take a CPR class,” and “regularly check drain covers.” Pool drains can be a bigger problem than just getting clogged with leaves every weekend. Make sure kids understand the dangers of drain entrapment during your water safety reviews!
5. Simple Steps Saves Lives: Water Safety
You don’t need an elaborate system in place to keep your family safe around the pool. Simple steps are all you need. It is always important that you make sure you have a phone nearby, for instance. Always keep an active eye on the swimmers, and above all…a good, sturdy fence is the best first step towards a safe environment. Remember, a happy mermaid is a saf
Precaution is better than cure.
My daughters are obsessed with mermaids.
They have checked out every mermaid book in our local library. They have watched every mermaid movie on Netflix. They have mermaid coloring books, and for one of their birthdays they got a mermaid tail they can wear in the pool (or bathtub).
These little girls are eating and breathing mermaids right now, and I couldn’t be happier. Because you know what is the cutest thing in the world? Listening to mermaid stories they come up with in the back of the car, complete with mermaid names in a mermaid land and figuring out what they’re going to eat as mermaids.
Mermaids are a thing here.
A big thing.
They are obsessed with mermaids in ways only little girls can be.
Know what their mom is obsessed with?
Because you can watch all the mermaid movies on earth…it isn’t going to teach you how to swim, how to walk safely next to a pool, or how to stay safe in the water.
We are enjoying another summer full of swim lessons and beach trips, and you bet I am making sure we have sunscreen, towels, bathing suits, mermaid tails and a good, healthy dose of water safety reminders!
Because a happy mermaid is a safe mermaid!
However you love the water, whether in water wings or on a floatie, these are good reminders for everyone before hitting the waves!