Pool Safety Tips for Non-Swimmers

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In 2018, about 70 percent of Black people don’t know how to swim, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number one cause of death in American children between the ages of 1-4, is drowning.

How can we keep our selves and children safe this year in the community pools, beaches, and lakes? Here are some pretty important safety tips to always keep in mind for non-swimmers who still want to make a splash:

Lifeguards Are Your Bestfriends

When swimming at the public pool or beach, swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. If they’re there, they keep a close eye on everyone in their sight. Be near them if possible.

Always Stay With The Group

Make sure to