With summer in full swing, many people take to the swimming pools to cool
off and enjoy the water. However, swimming pools present several dangers
that can result in injuries and even deaths.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately
3,536 people died from drowning annually in the United States from 2005
to 2014, which averages to 10 fatalities each year. There are also thousands
of others who suffer pool-related injuries each year.
The following are several helpful tips to stay safe while swimming:
- Swim in designated areas that are supervised by lifeguards.
- If lifeguards are not around, always swim with someone else and avoid swimming alone.
- Do not leave young children unattended near water and maintain constant
- Avoid distractions when supervising children around water.
- Ensure that everyone in your family knows how to swim well.
- If you have a pool at home, make sure you have proper barriers, such as
fencing with gates that self-latch and self-close.
- Have proper rescue equipment nearby, such as a rescue pole with a life
hook, rescue tube, life vest, a first aid kit, and even your cellphone.
- Check the pool for cleanliness and good maintenance.
- Repair any issues with the swimming pool immediately, such as protruding
bolts or broken ladders.
Wruble Law Group, we hope you will stay safe this summer. However, if you or a loved one
are injured due to someone else’s negligent actions, our
South Bend personal injury attorneys can help you recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills and
cover lost wages.
For more information,
contact us and request a
free consultation today.