Water safety: our 13 tips to follow

20 November 2020

Water safety: 13 tips from Swim Stars

Water safety is everyone’s business. Fish can live and breathe in water, but humans need air to breathe. In fact, people drown when too much water enters their lungs. As a result, the lungs cannot get oxygen into the bloodstream and your brain may be irreversibly damaged.

Water safety is paramount

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14. It can happen very quickly, sometimes less than 2 minutes after entering the water, not enough time for someone to help you.

Many drownings and near-drownings occur when a child accidentally falls into a pool. But accidents can happen anywhere, at a friend’s house or at your home,
so you need to know how to stay safe around water.

Technical safety devices can be a solution to make bathing safer
. But nothing is more effective than learning to swim to gain independence.

To prevent swimming and drowning accidents,
Swim Stars launches the S.A.F.E water safety program for schools
. And it is the mascot Poulpy who teaches the children to be safe in and out of the water.

S.A.F.E. also provides valuable advice for all ages to prevent swimming accidents
. How to be safe? How to react in case of difficulties at the ocean? What to do if you witness a drowning? Why do you prefer supervised swimming areas? Why do I have to be careful about what I eat and drink before swimming?

Our 13 tips in pictures

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The Mommy for Life blog offers
9 water safety tips
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