2017-06-16 17:45:25 UTC
"Parents, you need to pay attention too"
"The signs of drowning might surprise you: Drowning is a lot more silent than it can look in the movies. About a third of drowning deaths in the United States occur at lifeguarded pools, according to one report. Sitting nearby, looking at your phone, isn’t good enough. A child can drown in the time it takes you to text someone back."
"It’s not just kids who break the rules"
"Some parents refuse to, say, stop throwing their kids in at the shallow end. Please respect pool rules like everyone else."
"If you can't see us, we can't see you"
"Don’t equate standing with safety (re toddlers)"
"Drowning doesn’t look like you think it will"
"Forget what you’ve seen on TV. When someone is in real trouble, they don’t splash, yell, or wave their arms in the air. Most victims are quiet, with their heads barely above the water."
"We make up rules"
"We don’t like floaties"
"We’re not babysitters"
"The breath-holding game is not a game"
"Some rules have nothing to do with your safety"
"Don’t float where you can’t swim"
"Stay away from piers"
"We know who the troublemakers are"