Drowning is a silent danger and the second leading cause of death for Canadian children. It can happen in an instant, but affects a family for a lifetime. A few moments of inattention by a parent or caregiver can result in a child slipping silently under the water without anyone noticing. Protect your family and friends by the pool.
- Keep your family safe by supervising children in and around the pool
- Keep them within sight and arms’ reach
- Make sure young children and weak swimmers wear personal flotation devices at all times
- Take swimming lessons and learn first aid1
Date of creation: February 5, 2013
Last modified on: March 19, 2014
2Middlesex-London Health Unit. (2012) .Protect your Family by the Pool [Brochure]. London, Ontario: Middlesex-London Health Unit