E. coli outbreak sickens young children in Ireland

coli O26 outbreak among young children affected one setting in a region that includes Limerick. “We are asking the public to be conscious of their activities throughout the summe…

Flagging Safety Tips for a Fun July 4th

While the 4th of July is a great time to gather with friends and family for summertime fun, here are some tips to avoid injury during the holiday and to keep your kids safe.. Consumer Product Safety Commission found a 50…

How to Get Started With Chair Yoga

However, other low-impact options such as swimming have tricky logistics, such as paying for a membership and traveling to/from a club pool.. In particular, chair yoga is an excellent choice for seniors who want to get low-impact…

Seven garden hazards you need to protect your child from

Find out what you need to do to enable children to play safely and have fun, without the risk of a trip to A&E.. Pools, ponds and hot tubs A pool or hot tub can be the perfect way to chill out on a sunny day, but if you’ve…

Keep All Kids Safer by Following These Water Safety Tips

It might be heading toward the end of summer, but the weather is still warm around the country, and swimming to enjoy continued fun in the sun remains a warm-weather ritual that families love. Whether you’re at a lake, beach – or this season in particular, due to the COVID-19 restrictions – your own backyard pool, learning how to keep kids safer…

Six Digital Resources to Help You Pool Safely at Home this Summer

For many families, rising temperatures and longer days signal the unofficial kickoff of summer.  Due to ongoing public health concerns about the coronavirus, the summer swim season is likely to look different this year. With most states imposing stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on public gatherings, to help stop the spread of COVID-19,…

New Data from USA Swimming Foundation Shows Nearly 35 Percent Decrease in Fatal Child Pool & Spa …

CPSC launched the Pool Safely campaign 10 years ago! Since then, many family foundations and organizations have joined CPSC and have become the drowning prevention community’s most fierce advocates and champions. The decade has passed quickly and we have learned more about this public health crisis.Thanks to the continuous efforts of the USA Swimming…

Working Together to Pool Safely Amid COVID-19

CPSC’s latest drowning data show that fatal child pool and spa drownings are on the rise, with an average of 379 reported pool-or-spa-related fatal drownings per year for 2015 through 2017. Residential locations, such as a child’s home, a family or friend’s house, or a neighbor’s residence, made up 71 percent of the reported fatal drowning incidents…

What Is Water Competency?

According to longtime Pool Safely collaborator Water Safety USA, water competency means being able to anticipate, avoid, and survive common drowning situations, as well as recognizing and aiding those in need. It includes water skills, water smarts and helping others.Why is water competency important? Because drowning is still a leading cause of death,…

What if kids were born with gills and fins?

What if kids were born with gills and fins? If that were the case, no parent or caregiver would ever have to worry about their children’s safety in or around the water. The reality, of course, is that children do not possess these built-in swimming abilities, and it is of utmost importance to teach them how to swim. At the same time, it is critical…

Pool Safely Launches “Ask the Experts” Video Series in Response to Rise in Child Drownings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released its annual submersion and entrapment report on June 8. Unfortunately, new data show that pool- or spa-related drownings are on the rise, with an average of 379 fatal child drownings per year between 2015 and 2017. Children younger than five years old accounted for 75 percent of these drownings,…

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