Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pool Safety Resources for Summer Fun

Summer is coming and pool safety should be top priority for every parent who has young children. You can never be too careful when you have children around bodies of water. Here are some resources to help you get the facts on pool safety and on how to prevent accidental drownings.

I read the recent media coverage of the drowning of a four-year-old boy in a residential swimming pool in St. George. This tragic situation provides an opportunity to increase public awareness of water safety. These incidents are good teaching moments for parents of young children.

More than 300 children under the age of five die each year in pool and spa-related drownings, and drowning is a leading cause of death for children under five. But child drownings can be prevented.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched an educational campaign, Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives, a first-of-its-kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and non-fatal submersion's, and entrapment's in swimming pools and spas. The CPSC’s website at will provide you useful information.

The CPSC released a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the Pool Safely campaign illustrating how simple steps saves lives at pools and spas. Partnering with the American Red Cross and the YMCA of the USA, CPSC produced broadcast, print and radio PSAs that are being distributed to media outlets across the country. Available to local television and radio stations in English and Spanish, the English-language versions feature Ming-Na, the voice of Mulan in Disney animated films and star of the NBC drama “ER,” “The Joy Luck Club” and “Stargate Universe”.

Additional online resources on Pool Safely can also be found at:

· Website:

· Twitter: @PoolSafely

· Flickr:

· YouTube:

Thank you for your support in preventing drownings and entrapment.


  1. Very informative information. One way to keep children save around the swimming pool is to watch them. If you are having a lot of people over then hire a life guard for the day. The money spent will be worth it and ensure safety.



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