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Our community pool opens every year on Memorial Day weekend. The kids cannot wait to go swimming. Our weather wasn’t that great Memorial Day weekend, so this past week, when the pool opened at 3:30 pm, our kids enjoyed 70 degree weather in a very warm pool. It was absolutely wonderful.
My son, who is almost three, loves the pool and is a natural. He’s like a fish. He’s small, so it’s cute to watch him jump in and swim around the pool. Thankfully, he can enjoy our pool safely because we have a Stearns Puddle Jumper.
Do your kids love swimming like mine? If so, this is the perfect time to brush up on some simple swimming pool safety tips.
10 Swimming Safety Tips for Kids
- Walk, don’t run along the pool side
- Don’t dive in shallow water
- Never swim without a life guard present
- Swim with a buddy
- Swim in a depth that is safe for the child’s ability
- If the child cannot swim wear a flotation device
- Don’t push or jump on other people
- Don’t chew or eat while swimming – you can choke
- Wear sunscreen
- Drink plenty of water
What other swimming safety tips would you add?
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Stearns Flotation is an outdoor water equipment company. We have the Puddle Jumper. Isn’t it so cute. My son is almost three and with his Puddle Jumper on, this toddler can swim! He loves it. These flotation devices are Coast Guard approved and come in bright colors and fun designs. I feel much better about letting my toddler play in the pool when he is wearing his Puddle Jumper. Seriously, they are so safe. The Puddle Jumper fits children 30 – 50 lbs. You purchase the Puddle Jumper and get more information at StearnsFlotation.com.
Looks like so much fun – what a blessing that they know how to swim so young. We keep hearing stories of kids in the valley of AZ not being watched and falling in the pool. 🙁 It can be fun when you are safe and know what you are doing!!
I am thankful that our pool has a lifeguard at all times – but we watch them constantly too.
We used these with our son and LOVED them! Until he learned how to swim these were always on. He loved it because he could feel a little more independent!
I wish I had it for my daughter when she was his age. She used just simple blow up arm bands – she did learn to swim, it just took a bit longer I think.
Travel Blogger says
oh how cute is he. i miss having a pool!
My tip? Make sure there is someone to keep a constant watch on the kids, whether it be an adult or a life guard! Accidents can happen so fast, that is why we made sure our son had swim lessons so he could take care of himself in the water.
Yes, great tip Mitch! I am glad we have a lifeguard at our community pool. Drownings do happen quickly. We constantly watch the kids too. The lifeguard is busy watching a lot of other kids too and you can never be too safe around water!
Our kids were on swim team starting at 4 years old. Teaching them water safety early is important!
Four years old, Diane? That is so awesome! We just got back from Great Wolf Lodge, and it amazes me how well our son is doing in the wave pool. He is a little fish. I’m glad we had this Puddle Jumper!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
Hooray for the season!!! I got my twins these for our Mexico trip a couple weeks ago and they loved them! They are safe and comfy for them too, which is a must. Worth getting, that’s for sure, cause my kids love going in the pool all summer long!